Or to put it another way; when artists strove for a vinyl pressing, were more future classics produced?
It's early days on the digital front, and already we're seeing an explosion of 'new' genres, millions of new producers and DJ's and an almost complete invasion/acceptance (however you want to look at it) of the general public into what was a subculture. Where's this all going to go, I wonder?
Being a bit of a pessimist, I tend to look on the down-side; loads of rubbish music, kids who've never heard of Lonnie Liston Smith producing 'house music' ect, but on the bright side, I can't help noticing some really fantastic music shuttling about as digital files, too. I can only hope this music will be loved and cared for into the future, just as my generation, and the generations before me, cared for the music we call classics today.