RE: Online documentation saves trees? Not!

Subject: RE: Online documentation saves trees? Not!
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:43:31 +1000

Been mulling this one over. At $300/PDA and $10/ream, MTBF of PDA at 3
years, one would need to save 10 reams of paper per person per year for this
to be cost effective. I don't think one person uses that much paper at

Steve Hudson
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Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au
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-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas S. Bailey (AL) [mailto:dbailey -at- commandalkon -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:37 PM
To: 'Steve Hudson'; 'TECHWR-L'
Subject: RE: Online documentation saves trees? Not!

> Hummm. I have made a concerted effort to reduce paper usage
> here and until
> the intranet is up this is a bit limited. However, the MAIN culprit is
> meetings. Unless one has a large VDU etc in the conference
> room, one always
> sees everyone turning up with printed handouts - from agendas
> to task lists.

Perhaps it's time for companies to start issuing PDAs as well as the
standard desktop (or floor-standing mid-tower) workstations? This would let
managers email meeting agendas, which could then be sync'd into the PDAs.
Voila, we've got a few more trees standing after all.


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