DanielFjall: It happens all the time. If you ain't big you just can't compete - especially in the US.
It's happening in all retail segments, not just phtography. Recently, Staples (office supply chain in the U.S.) announced that they will be closing ~20% of their stories as more than 50% of their sales came from online customers.
I will miss the the Calumet,Cambridge, MA store-it was a good place to hang out in the good old days.
Stollen1234: why are Fuji cameras all of a sudden so similar to leica Cameras?
I'll wait until Fuji offers them in crocodile leather.
Thirty five years ago, everything was in the cloud (data, software)-they were called mainframes then. I had a constant running battle with the 'computer center' geeks who wanted to control their domain. The introduction of the various PC platform freed me and others from this tyranny: for the first time, I was able analyze my own data and did not have to reply on some faceless geek several hundred miles away at the corporate computing center who had no clue about my work. I got to 'own' my software and computer. No way I will revert to storing my data or files on some server far far away. I will not pay any rent to Adobe or anyone just. Time to start looking for other software.
bobsphotos: Looks like a small bear to me, about 4' tall. What did you run for? " Two guys are chased by a grizzly bear. First one says" What are we going to do?" the second says "I am going to out run you and hope the bear is happy chewing on you."Old joke.
Agreed. it looks like a little cub, hardy 500 lbs. What a girly man, ;-)