I think this particular author has espoused this position for quite sometime. Well, it is his opinion, and he has a right to it, but his opinion carries no weight with me. My printer charges $10 for an 8x10, and that doesn't count shipping or anything else - it certainly doesn't cover the items that Dave mentioned; like travel and life experience. This same author, I think is really trying to alienate a portion of his readership; the latest issue of his magazine, I picked up and promptly put back on the shelf (I usually buy it) because every single portfolio was captured digitally and printed on an ink jet printer - I really would prefer that he at least try to support those who use traditional materials.