RE: Need Feedback from Technical Editors

Subject: RE: Need Feedback from Technical Editors
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:13:54 +0800

Thanks for the link to your article, Dan.

The Ngram graph of references to the term âpaperless officeâ is
interesting, but doesn't tell us how many hits were earnest
predictions or votes in favour of the idea and how many were sniffy
barbs about how that silly old prediction never came true.

Who ever claimed that the office of the future would be paperless or
near paperless? It must have happened but honestly, I can hardly
remember any such claims. Perhaps there was one of those 'world of the
future' documentaries or some IT industry marketing puff that said
this was on the way, but it was probably before our time.

If those old predictions actually meant that ICT would lead to the
'less paper' office, not the paperless office, then I'd say that's
just a true and uncontroversial statement.

--- Stuart

From: Dan Goldstein
> Based on the many replies from Whirlers who require hard copy,
> I can only say: The Lorax weeps, but we can't deny the truth.
> See:

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