I was just examining some of my old portfolio negatives in preperation to scanning them into my computer, when it occured to me that from this current generation of photographers on, even thinking about a "negative image" will be completely foreign to their basic photographic vocabulary.
They will be dealing only with positive images, and what's more only in color.
In the past, the techniques of color photography only came after the B&W processes had been mastered (to one degree or another). Even those of us who delt primarily with color transpariences and the Dye Transfer or Cibachrome processes, all started with a basic knowledge of black and white negatives printed onto black and white paper.
This has suddenly become a completely meaningless way of thinking. All the old literature (Ansel Adam's Basic Photo Series, etc) will be completely obsolete except to a few dedicated avant gard artists who wish to progress beyond their basic digital systems.
Mein Gott, it's not just a "film vs digital" think, it's an entirely different outlook -- a paradigm shift of enormous proportion.