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> So energy isn't necessarily needed to make paper
>( Think about the pyramids. What would it take to build one today. The
>Egyptions built them with no energy. )
Energy was needed for both paper making and pyramid building. Since
electrical energy wasn't available, other forms were substituted.
Animal & human muscle, waterwheels, fire--probably some others too;
I don't know that much about the processes. Electrical energy does seem
a neater, less messy way to transport and use energy than the other