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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Going paperless sometimes uses a lot of paper

I just made a PDF from a printed Master's thesis.

I had a bit of a dilemma: time vs. greenness.

Thesis was bound. I could have used my flatbed scanner and scanned a page at a time. Very tedious. Or I could make a copy and put that into my multi-page feed scanner. Job done quickly but require the use of extra paper plus whatever energy expended by the copy machine.

I decided to make a copy. I made the copy two-sided since the multi-page scanner can scan two sides. The copy ended up in the recycle bin. A copy of some one's Master's thesis will eventually become toilet paper or whatever they make out of the recycled paper.

At least the process happens only once.

It is a testament to my religion that I even weighed the options.

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