IS PAPER DYING?

Is paper dying?Image

Do you agree that everything seems to be going in the direction of digital format? What format were the last articles or books you’ve read? When was the last time you browsed through a magazine or newspaper- Other than the doctor’s office?

Count your devices: smart phone, IPad, tablet, laptop, IPod etc. How many do you have? How many hours a day do you spend using them?

Do you own a bookcase or shelf for books? Have you read one recently or just dusted the shelf? When was the last time you have been to a library? When was the last time you have written a card or note?

Someone told me that schools are removing cursive from schools and that her 13 year old nephew doesn’t know how to write!… That is sad!

Paper may stay alive for artists for years to come (if you are a designer I bet your tablet is your best friend), but how about the average person? The generation of current 20-40  year olds are going thru the transition of letting go and being greener. The older are comfortable with what they have been using for years and the younger prefer everything digital.

Imagine a world with no more notebooks, printers, 3M’s Post-its, library’s and books… It seems hard to comprehend but it may happen in the next 10 years.

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