This article is from the Bagpipe FAQ, by Denise McNickle firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Not at all. Electronic pipes have been around for several years now.
Incidentally, most electronic pipes do not involve the use of a bag. The sort
of configuration you might expect to see will include a chanter (often
plastic) which is connected to a box containing the electronics. The chanter
usually operates via some type of sensor - either touch pads or embedded
sensors. The "electronic bagpipes" referred to here are all meant to simulate
the GHB. The author is unaware of any electronic versions of other pipes.