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Why We Can’t Ignore Paper In a Paperless World

Posted by on November 11, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Think about it– when was the last time you scribbled something down on a piece of paper? And by something, I mean something legible, meaningful, and something that could’ve been noted down in your phone. In a tumble, aren’t we? It’s not only you. Millions of employees, working professionals, school and college professors, and even students have forgotten how quintessential paper was in its own time.

Well, the truth is that paper’s time never faded away. It still very much exists, be it in the terms ‘paperwork’ or ‘paper-trail’ or by stating its importance in the most crucial of documentation. Paper cannot be wiped out, and we cannot ignore paper even when we are living in a paperless world. Yes, some say that the cons of essay outweigh its pros, and cutting millions of trees isn’t worth the hassle to both the environment and the readers.

We took a significant step towards a paperless society when we scrapped the fax machines and replaced them with emails, instant messengers, and over-simplified project collaborators. But have we completely gotten over the use of paper? Do we not need it anymore? Look around your school, college, or workspace– is there a printer insight? If yes, then your firm has not moved over the use of paper.

Paper: 1 — E-Books: 0

When it comes to the usage of paper, the first thing that comes to your mind is the books. Ah, that sweet, sumptuous fragrance of the pages that leaves petrichor with a complex. Those crisp pages that flutter on touch and sometimes give our fingers a hickey with paper cuts and that sense of satisfaction when you turn one page to the other until you finish the book with immense contentment.

Well, that’s a whole lot better than swiping from one page to the other, right? Reading on a Kindle might sound real handy to keep 20 books at the convenience of one small screen, and frankly, many avid readers consider this technology a real boon. But a book’s crux lies in the story that’s written on pages and carries an emotional attachment to it.

In discussion with a friend who’s got the book knowledge that’s deeper than an endless lagoon, she highlighted five reasons why printed books are a whole lot better than e-books that don’t last a fortnight without being charged for a couple of hours.

The first point seemed pretty shallow, but it was right– a real book is readable in any light, and you don’t have to worry about the glare any more — no need to power up the brightness or lower it when you walk into the room. Just hang around with your book on the beach and hit two birds with one book– get tanned and get wisdom (and fan yourself with the book if it gets too steamy).

The real pleasure of a bibliophile lies in scribbling on his/her textbooks. Though it’s often considered as a forbidden fruit, one can mark, highlight, cross off, and take notes on paper with a pencil. Unlike the touch screen devices that don’t give you the luxury to do so (unless you wish to switch between apps, open the keyboard and then note it down), books give you the complete freedom to go on about it.

A book lasts the sands of time, while an electronic device doesn’t even last a week. You can free yourself from all the mundane things in the world and go into a land without electricity and internet connectivity. Your book will be right there for your entertainment. Its batteries won’t dry out, and you won’t have to stand near the vicinity of the charging cable while reading that nail-biting cliffhanger.

While an e-book is for personal use and the only way that you can lend one to your buddies is by leaving your kindle with them, a hard copy is share-able. I still have a book that was passed down to me by my grandma, and it’s in mint condition. Now imagine how you’re going to pass on your kindle collection to your grandchildren?!

The Crux: Paper Always Wins

No matter what happens, you can’t neglect the importance of paper and paper companies like the Document Pros that make the paper accessible to you. Not only do they deal in legal, corporate, photocopying, and printing paper, they also assist in digitizing your paperwork. So don’t neglect the importance of essay, because even in a paperless society, paper always wins.

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