In the future

At the time I was a bold, early adaptor ... indeed, in those early days there were many who thought digital would never work in professional photography; film and a good scanner, they said, would always be better. 

Read up here on the Leaf adventure; digital history, no less ... "the original Leaf Digital Camera Back produced 2048 x 2048 pixel images of such outstanding quality that this camera alone confirmed the future of high quality digital acquisition. The original DCB required three sequential exposures, through red, green and blue filters ... it had a built-in cooling system which maintained the CCD at 0°C" ... from an article in 'The Photographer' magazine, June 1999, by John Henshall. I got my DCB II in 1998.