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Re: Which one would be the less environment-damaging way to read papers?
Add ->Bunks<- at the library. 72 hour reading sprees.
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:30:10 -0700 (PDT)
Ronald Orenstein <email@example.com> wrote:
> One huge advantage I find to reading papers in e-format is that they are much
> easier to search and retrieve that way - I attach the pdfs to entries in an
> EndNote database - not to mention carry around when I travel.
> Ronald Orenstein
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> Subject: Re: Which one would be the less environment-damaging way to read
> I would say reading it from the computer is preferable, because
> producing paper also involves using fossil fuel not just for
> manufacturing but for transporting the lumber and the finished product
> around, plus a much greater use of water and industrial chemicals for
> milling the paper itself, producing the ink, etc. Harvesting and
> preparing the raw materials for paper is a whole set of fuel-dependent
> processes that reading from a computer lacks (except for its own
> initial manufacture, but that's a very different sort of investment).