our paperless society

good news for green reasons…but what about that doomsday scenario one of my profs fantasizes about: a massive glitch that wipes us all clean

*evil laugh mwahahahaha*

here’s the NY Times article for Feb 10th, 2008 entitled “Pushing Paper out the Door” by Hannah Fairfield.

‘”Paper is no longer the master copy; the digital version is,’ says Brewster Kahle, the founder and director of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library. ‘Paper has been dealt a complete deathblow. When was the last time you saw a telephone book?'”
“After rising steadily in the 1980s and ’90s, worldwide paper consumption per capita has plateaued in recent years. In the richest countries, consumption fell 6 percent from 2000 to 2005, from 531 to 502 pounds a person.”

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