Whitey, thanks for the link. I followed it and read, am absolutely appalled by the student, who said:

"Digital images are inherently less interesting just because everyone does it,"
I hold no brief for digital but that's just stupid.

And then there's the one who asked, of platinum prints,:

"This is not a common medium, so why take a common picture?"
Maybe the kids really are dumber than we were at their age. Hard to imagine, but ...