I'm sure you're right. I guess I was caught by a moment of nostalgia amplified by feeling a bit old when I wrote that. In the summer of 2002 (the year the cartoon was published) I was going on a trip with a backpack for a couple of weeks. I had two pretty good 35mm cameras with a number of lenses but didn't think I wanted to carry them. At Walgreen's I saw a 1 meg. pix digital camera for under $100 and decided it would probable take as good pictures as a typical snapshot camera of that time. I wasn't planning to spent the trip taking picture but knew I would want some, and the camera was lite so I bought it. The pictures I took on that trip were much better than I had expected, and the freedom of not thinking about what it cost every time I snapped the shutter was so great that I never looked back...really. But I do feel a little guilty once in a while.