Why don’t you write with that old book?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here’s a novel (no pun intended) use for that old unwanted book or printout – why not turn its paper into a writing instrument? That takes the whole concept of recycling one step further – and sure enough, this innovation is at concept stage only. But it appears very slick, as [...]

The Best Example Ever of a Book That Would Never Work in 'E' Form

By Joanna Cabot
August 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m birthday shopping for a long weekend visit with a young friend, and I think I just found the most perfect example in the world of a book series that should not at all be threatened by the birth of the e-book. The background: The boy is turning three, and he is into trains. But he has a [...]

Could you really and truly go completely paperless?

By Joanna Cabot
July 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

In a recent post, GigaOM presented this intriguing question: Can you really go paper-free? This is a timely article for me: The article’s author, Eliza Kern, found the occasional need for a printer to be the bugbear in her quest to go paperless, and as it happens, I just spent two days giving [...]

E Ink Pebble Watch Ships Today!

By Matthew Marchesano
January 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

If you follow TeleRead regularly, you may know that aside from recently developed something of an obsession for the new smart watch trend, we’re always fascinated by nearly any product that incorporates the technology of the E Ink Corporation into its design. Well … remember [...]

Douglas Page: Newspapers should think twice before going digital

By Chris Meadows
January 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

On News & Tech, Douglas Page posts a diatribe against “the newspaper cognoscenti who see a terminal disease in every printed newspaper.” He declaims against papers turning digital because a digital newspaper is “just another website” and less attractive to advertisers than a printed [...]

Scary Go Round webcartoonist laments decline of paper books

By Chris Meadows
October 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

John Allison, webcartoonist for a number of strips (the only one I recognized by name was Scary Go Round), has posted an entry to his blog lamenting the rise of the e-book and the passing of the print book. While he likes digital music, he explains, he does not feel the same way about e-books: I [...]

Cornelius, NC stops printing paper meeting agendas, issues iPads instead

By Chris Meadows
July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Drawing a comparison to Alaska Airlines’s adoption of iPads to replace pilot flight manuals, the New York Times is covering a North Carolina town’s decision to stop printing town commissioner meeting agenda packages in favor of sending them electronically to iPads. In an interview with the New [...]

Product review: will paper replace ereaders?

By Paul Biba
March 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

That’s the title of a review in The Next Web.  The review is a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of paper: We were given some review samples of a new technology called ‘paper’ earlier this week. Paper is a natural material that can be produced in bulk, relatively cheap, and some [...]

High paper prices hurt publishers in Kenya

By Paul Biba
December 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

From The Standard: It is back to school again, but the book industry in Kenya is reeling under the effects of skyrocketing paper prices in the world market coupled with low purchasing power for their book titles. Citing rising raw material costs for missed earnings, shrinking profits and frequent [...]

World Wide Fund for Nature introduces unprintable PDF format

By Chris Meadows
December 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)—best known as the organization that forced the World Wrestling Federation to change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment—has come up with a clever idea to end paper wasting through accidental or unnecessary printing: a PDF file format that can’t be [...]

PaperBecause why, again?

By Chris Meadows
October 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

John Biggs at TechCrunch has an amusing look at, a website by paper manufacturer Domtar about how awesome paper is. The site itself is pretty funny in its heavy-handed fulsome paper praise. Because, after all, “Underneath all our wireless, streaming, hands-free technology, [...]

E-book readers’ sheepish connection

By Chris Meadows
September 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

Over at Gadget Lab, Tim Carmody has an interesting look at why e-book readers are the size they are. It has to do with sheep. More specifically, the sheepskins that were used to make parchment back in medieval days. Folding the parchment a different number of times before cutting produced a [...]

Declining paper usage endangers toilet paper supply, prompts ad campaign

By Chris Meadows
April 27, 2010 // 6 Comments

We all know that the so-called “paperless office” turned out…not to be. In fact, computers caused the use of more paper than ever before. There was even a paper shortage a few years back, though it may be stretching a point to tie this to paper use brought on by computers. But it looks as if [...]

Are e-books more eco-friendly than paper books?

By Chris Meadows
March 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sam Jordison on the Guardian Books Blog meditates on the eco-friendliness of e-books. He mentions a study on the Kindle that estimates a Kindle produces “roughly 168 kg” of carbon dioxide during its lifetime, whereas a single book produces about 7.46 kg—meaning that a Kindle equals about 22.5 [...]

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