The important question regarding product ability is: will there be anyone left who can make black and white film at a reasonable cost and reasonable quality? If not, then shooters will have to adopt alternative light sensitive processes to continue analog photography. Making plastic film is too difficult for me to do.

Typography was killed by digital, but a few boutique places still do it--because the technology is not to difficult to duplicate. What is most worrisome is that digital is not a human readable information format whereas film is. Even a caveman would be able to see a picture in a frame of 16mm film without knowing anything about the technology which created it.