The more you approach the other, the more you approach the self. I believe, like those who have a religious belief, meaning I have no evidence, that there are many dodgers about who find the noise of digital images (note I did not write "photographs") somewhat a detraction, compared to the grain that appears on film photographs. I recall the days when grain was more or less irritating, particularly when it came to darkroom printing. Today, grain seems to be seen in a new light, if you can forgive the metaphor, as digital programming attempts to imitate film grain... In that sense, and some others, it would be tragic if film, particularly, black and white films were to succumb completely to digital work, and disappear. Sure, film images are a bit more work, but they can be scanned into a digital format, retaining former qualities. That extra bit of work is, however, what separates the two, and makes film work an art that should never go away. Grain is, in many ways, the charm of photography, and, perhaps, a "soul" that digital imaging does not possess nor can. As marketing forces bear hard on the film formats, the "art" of that genre that developed over near 100 years or more causes pause and always will, it seems.