Very interesting article, and interesting times alike (as Michael points out). To be in both camps and see this unfold will make great conversation when I'm feebly rocking in my chair on the porch some decades from now.
Let us not forget that this revolution doesn't just stop at brick and mortar. I am certain that the effect, or rather the inexpensiveness of digital photography is also affecting those whom could charge a premium for photographic services, when even doing the otherwise simple or mundane jobs that once required much skill and expensive equipment. Photographers with average experience no longer really need to understand their cameras. They can just point and shoot and get most of their anticipated results spot on. Of course, this offers pros an advantage as we bother to do more difficult shots using tried and true experience and application, as we switch our digital cameras to manual.
Another point is the effect on print media, and how we view things on digital screens vs. framed pictures on the wall. Fine art is one thing, but at least in my corner of the world of corporate advertising, we are switching to "digital posters". The cost of maintenance, ink, paper, and the added convenience of updates and maintaining control over the media -including the use of mixed media, makes for rental of large plasmas, projectors and electronic brochures very attractive.
The final change is how this generation views media ownership. Where I may know the merits of a hard copy in file drawer, my teenage son and his friends are just as comfortable having their 'hard copies' on a thumb drive. Even though he prints his high school reports to hand in as required, he can't understand why he just can't email the finished piece to his teacher instead.
Like many of you, I will continue to shoot both medium format and 35mm film for artistic and personal use. I don't discredit either format, and treat them both as just that, a format, a look, whatever. Maybe for fine art I'll shoot film while I can, and that may add or make it a unique selling point.