From Seth Godin:
When everyone has access to the same tools
…then having a tool isn’t much of an advantage.
The industrial age, the age of scarcity, depended in part on the advantages that came with owning tools others didn’t own.
Time for a new advantage. It might be your network, the connections that trust you. And it might be your expertise. But most of all, I’m betting it’s your attitude.
Sums up the challenge for e.g. professional photographers in the age of Flickr and high-end cameras.