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February 16, 2011

Artifacts of Ancient Civilizations


Posted by Vanderleun at February 16, 2011 9:45 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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You fold it in half then half again; tear a small hole in the center of the folds and unfold.
Insert your primary digit through the hole and clean your butt. Fold paper over finger as you extract finger from paper to wipe and clean finger.

(Popular method in the Middle East)

Posted by: Peccable at February 16, 2011 3:18 PM

Spit balls, paper airplanes, origami flowers and animals, confetti, also for making hats and boats. But I'm old school. These days, used for printing 2000pg healthcare bills and fish-wrap liberal news print.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 16, 2011 5:09 PM

oooh...the reflections on the past made by a paperless society. I have heard of those. Many times. "This company is going paperless" from several bosses and "soon, within the next decade most likely, all this office generated paperwork will cease and we will be a paperless network of business and people" from various peoples.

HAH! Everytime I hear it, i cringe and giggle. Means more and more hard paper copies to be filed and stored, "just in case"

Paperless. heehee. hahahahahaha. Oh my, that's cute.

Posted by: rsj at February 17, 2011 4:06 AM

I actually do work paperless and have to scrounge around for a pen and scrap in the event that i have to do something odd, like draw a picture. We are also rapidly going officeless, with a vast majority of our people working from their homes. I'm in a local office right now because I wanted to actually see some people, and I'm the only one here at 8:04am. The only paper I'll come across today will be paper towels and toilet paper.

I used to think that paper was the best medium for communicating and storing ideas because I'd seen the progression from paper punch cards to 8.5 inch floppies to 5 inch floppies to those little diskettes to CDs to DVDs...

Now I'm not so sure. There will still be different storage devices but we may very well be at the point where personal storage is the internet regardless of the actual physical medium.

Paper will always have its' place, but its' place is rapidly getting smaller and smaller in our world.

Posted by: Daniel at February 17, 2011 5:06 AM

HMMM paperless...

I work in the printer/copier industry. I have been hearing paperless for the last 12 years..

I think it as obtainable as a "workless" work environment.

It only generates more and more paper... Besides.. whats wrong with paper???

Bill Henry

Posted by: Bill Henry at February 17, 2011 6:35 AM

I homeschool and would LOVE to eliminate the clutter and expense.. just good business. Digital photography has simplified things as has on line "print". I don't even need direct marketing catalogs or subscriptions now. I haven't bought calendars, notepads, checks, organizers or address books for several years. No need for phonebooks although they are magically delivered regardless. I'll go the way of ebooks soon enough. Waiting for the next gen iPad to come out first. We'll never be paperless unless it's banned by the Earth goons. Easier to imagine a future requiring a black market for paper than to seriously imagine a future with no paper. There is already a campaign against toilet paper. I'll "go Charlton Heston" if there is a ban on toilet paper.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 17, 2011 12:30 PM

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