I have some preliminary findings that I can report now:
1. Retailers continue to ask outrageous prices for digital printer ink.
2. Blurb has announced that it will no longer support my XP operating system.
3. There are some interesting new programs for the black and white digital printing, one such being a shareware utility called QTR that does quite a bit better job of tonal control and producing color neutral prints than Photoshop.
4. Recent visits to Albuquerque photo galleries have revealed an accelerating proliferation of schlock art in ever-larger sizes on shiny metal surfaces with all the subtlety of late-night used car advertising.