Maybe Photoshop can be compared to what happened when they invent the printing.
All a generations of craftmen just disappeared, creation and destruction go together.
But what is also really impressive I think and almost unique from now, is the speed.
Things move really fast and maybe the profession one learn today, with all the learning curve, experience requiered etc...
will simply be obsolete in a very short time, so there is almost no long term thinking.
I have the sensation of a spiral out of control where nobody knows where is the button to slow down.
We are in between two worlds, one is gone and a new one is just starting.
Now that we just started to get used of the move to digital, 3D is ringing at the door, like "hey guys, don't get it wrong, I'm the next standard".
Till the 4thD. Tomorrow, a photographer won't even move from his chair to shoot a campaign in the Bahamas, you'll be conected to a satelite
that will reproduce in 3D any location requiered at 500MP and you'll add, the now 15.000 euro top model will be a 20euros 3D digital girl with
no whims, no dressing room, no mood, no bills etc...the stylist will work with software from another computer etc...
No more lights, no more cables, no more assistant, no more beers, no more trips, and no more money?