Interesting question with the growing trend toward web publishing
Still photography has its origins in paper, with individual prints and publications the main source. We are now in a transition stage with newspapers and magazines losing marketing revenue support and the web attracting more of the marketing wallet dollar. So the question, does this have any potential implications for photography? The current prognosis by many, ink on paper is going away, replaced by web print. For the sake of discussion, let's assume this happens, Couple this trend with the ability of more cameras to capture video, and we may have a perfect storm for photography. How so? Video has taken over the world, it defines music, current events, nightly news, documentaries, personal events, and the list goes on. Technology prevented video from paper(newspaper/magazines) but with the current trend; how likely is the market for still photography going to decline and the demand for short video accelerate? A news story may use a short video instead of a still photograph, an online magazine may embed video for illustration, digital cameras will enable video and the single image may take a backseat to video shorts. Recall the sea change with music video's and how they have come to define the sound, a central element to marketing and sales. Short video's from cell phones have defined the trouble in Iran, and I suspect this is the wave of the future. Where does the still photograph fit in? It will remain powerful as a forum for expression but will it have a place at the table for marketing dollars? Will the young generation being born today tolerate a single image or will they demand more information from video. I have written about the flip video which is amazing, easy to use, very slick and cool. But, for me it doesn't compare to a photograph, but my fangs have gaps(just watched true blood), and younger generations will likely think differently. If so, the death of film may be just the tip of the iceberg for the change in photography.