Originally Posted by pik80
The idea of a tablet is ... you don't have to print ... time has come to go paperless.
However - in the other direction
Go TO printing and paper - FROM tablet
After 5,000 years we're finally coming around the circle
We're moving into the Digital Age
And so many of you want to hang on to the Old Ways ?
Sheez, why not just go back to Scrolls, Parchment, or chisel it in stone ?
Here's two good reasons to give the trees a break
Do you know the USA's #1 export to China ?
Yes - our old junk recycled paper, by the boatload, in convoys
China found it's cheaper for them to buy our trash than grow their own and process from scratch
Plus - our old crap is such a high grade, they can't make paper of that quality for a cheaper price
Shit Dudes, wake up - do the math, Chinese have, and bet they didn't use an abacus either
Other Reason ...
Remember the photos, videos, etc as the Twin Towers fell ?
What was the ONE thing that survived ?
Floating all over the place, would not go away, was a tidal wave
Paper - Paper - Paper
Two Massive Buildings fall - thousands of People die
But the damn paper lives on and on
Remember a TV Ad by Xerox, IBM, (?) - had a group of folks sitting around a conference table trying to figure how to cut more money from their Company's Expenses. One guy, while looking over a stack of reports/etc, asks "What about this, all this paper? How much could we save here?"
And THAT commercial was 10 or 15 years ago
We have to get off this Dead End Path of trees/printing/paper
(and get a hard ass too, skip the extra thick puffy Charmin - go European Crepe - but those with 'roids may be forgiven and excused, ha ha)
The USA's junkie habit of Paper is perhaps the best example - along with Gasoline/Cars/Varoom and Toys/Games/Entertainment - of our waste and culture of constant consumer consumption that's the primary cause of our "problems" the past few years, but has been building for 40+ years, and will be our downfall if we don't change our ways, and fast.
Get Wise - Get Hip
(good, glad to get this rant off my chest)