Who Needs Paper?
My latest trend alert
Our latest public trend alert was initially inspired by a post on this blog. The question really is: “who needs paper?” With all the technology in modern life increasingly capable of accomplishing the same functions as paper, paper has become more of a want than a need, but society still wants it as you will see in the trend alert. It appears, however, that a balance is drawing ever nearer between paper use and that of electronics and between tactile and virtual experiences. What do you think the implications are for the environment, society, and your home or office?
The paperless society has been touted for decades, but paper’s use has been growing for millennia. With the growing capabilities, convenience and mobility, of new technologies reaching maturity, are we finally seeing a tipping point toward a society of less paper?
What is changing?
It has taken several decades since the…
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