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Kindle, Schmindle...Paper Lives!

Published on January 8, 2014

Frank gets sent an article which gets his attention. The title: "No, Paper Isn't Dead". The title got his attention, but what gets his focus is the article's claim that paper making hasn't changed much since it was invented in China. The final solution to the digital challenge? Chocolate paper!

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By Les Csonge on Jan 08, 2014

Nice one Frank....

This video also supports that thought ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD0yg59H8UQ

Have a great day....

Now imagine if the Metro newspaper was printed on chocolate paper, no mess, no waste.


 

By Constantin Tudoran on Jan 08, 2014

Humpf... So! It's not being made the SAME today. Cum grano salis, dear Sir! Trees are being beaten to pulp, too (they no longer use stones but it's still beaten to a pulp), and yes, it's dried too, not by the heat of the sun but by the heat of steam that usually heats the great callenders. So... It's pretty much the same thing! Just as today's cars are pretty much the same as they used to be in the 1930's. Agreed, they're faster, more confortable, safer but! It's still the same box put on a chassis, with an internal combustion engine, driving a gear box and wheels.

 

By Dov Isaacs on Jan 08, 2014

Source of article:

 

By Dov Isaacs on Jan 08, 2014

Source of article:
http://theweek.com/article/index/250984/no-print-isnt-dead

 

By Erik Nikkanen on Jan 08, 2014

What is nice about a printed book is that it makes for some quick Christmas gift buying when one has run out of ideas and time on Dec. 24th. A book makes a nice sized gift wrapped present under the tree. In my case, several of them. It is really hard to gift wrap electrons. :-)

 

By Tracey Barlow on Jan 08, 2014

That is interesting. See what Full Service Commercial Trade Printers will do next.

 

By James Kohler on Jan 13, 2014

Actually history reports that the whole idea of paper came from watching wasps build their nests. If you look at a wasp's nest is a form of paper. The wasp takes fibers, wets it molds it into a nest. Sun does dry it!

Remember Gutenberg wasn't the first to invent movable type.....the Chinese/Koreans did it long before but they made the mistake of making "type" out of ceramic which broke under pressure!!

 

By Paul Gardner on Jan 19, 2014

The real genius of the story is in the realization that pixels and paper are two very different mediums...

"We were probably mistaken to think of words on screens as substitutes for words on paper. They seem to be different things, suited to different kinds of reading and providing different sorts of aesthetic and intellectual experiences."

It's becoming clear that the answer to Paper OR Digital is, "Yes, Both... and More!"


The original source: was Nicholas Carr on Nautilus
http://nautil.us/issue/4/the-unlikely/paper-versus-pixel

 

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