Thursday, December 20, 2012
Do you remember when computers became part and parcel of our lives?
One of the justifications for using computers was this: It will do away with our need for paper and we will save many precious trees.
Somehow that failed to happen. We discovered that with computers we could easily print out thousands of pieces of paper in a few minutes. And that's what we did and do. For example, most doctors' offices put our records into the computer and then print out a paper copy as a "backup." So computers have not eliminated but increased our need for, and use of, paper.
Poor trees! Poor us!