I'm hoping this is just a rumor, but what if? Seems there is just a lot of confusion going around and no official word. At first I was all worried, but then I got to thinking it wouldent be much of a big deal if they did stop production. They last forever, have a huge fan base, tons of spare parts, and knowledge around to keep them ship shape. Not to mention there are other turntables made for dj's that equal or surpass technics in every way but durability.
IMO the ones and twos will never die. And wont affect dj culture all that much except maybe become even more legendary.