I'm an old guy who grew up when paper was king and digital was something that applied to technology used in the Apollo space program.So with guys like me around, I think print will survive for some time.
In a previous entry, I reported on a "green report card" issued by a group called Forest Ethics to rate various office-supply outlets for their conservation efforts around paper.
Several readers suggested that the most effective green paper is the sheet that is never printed at all. We should, they maintain, move to electronic documents as much as possible.
Hey, Doc is right on board with everyone doing their part to minimize unnecessary printing, yet still has a problem with the concept of a truly "paperless" society. But then, I'm an old guy who grew up when paper was king and digital was something that applied to technology used in the Apollo space program.
So with guys like me around, I think print will survive for some time. But I admit as each digital generation comes into its own, the use of print is likely to decline. So let's let things progress at their natural pace, which means print will be around a while longer. And if we're going to print it, we ought to do it in the most ecologically sound way possible. So we need groups like Forest Ethics to help us make informed choices.