I don't want it to sound like I think things were objectively "better" back then. I liked film, but it also delivered its fair share of frustration. It also got me into the best shape of my life because I spent a lot of my food money on film and paper. But, current photo technology has allowed amazing--practically magical--things to happen in the world of photography. Still, digital cameras don't age like film cameras do. If I were to pick up my old Sony Mavica, which recorded photos onto 3.5-inch floppy discs, it would be worth a laugh, but it wouldn't be anything like loading up a roll of film and heading out onto the street.