Some ideas die hard.
Kodak has quit making B&W paper...
Somewhere there's probably a guy still making buggy whips in his basement figuring the horse will be back. (Actually, with the price of gas these days, he may be right!)
B&W has a very limited audience. Besides the few oldtimeres who remember the 75 cent Cowan, et al, figure and model books, probably not many people want to see B&W swimsuits.
Color, high definition, widescreen... that's the technology today.
By the way, didja know that in February 2009 your standard analog color TV will go dead? Yep, the gov'ment says everything gotta be digital high definition by then and all the NTSC analog signals will go off the air. Oh, a few cable companies will continue to carry analog signals for a while, but
they'll give 'em up rather quickly also. Digital TV... it's the future.
[b]A semi-bikini B&W shot...