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francopoli  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Paper Jams Persist

OR! now, hear me out here... We retire all the fucking Baby Boomers who print shit out in a time when SAVE TO FUCKING PDF is a god damned thing. Printers, being mechanical systems will always be the bottleneck. I have people that print out, edit document by writing on it(!) then fax it so that it can be copied instead of using digital tools.

The amount of time cost and material wasted on putting dots on physical paper is madness.

WanderingEng  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The worst is when someone hands me a printout rather than email it to me. It isn't even a markup, just a document. "Ok, thanks, let me put this on my cluttered desk where it will slowly become wrinkled and folded until I give up and find where you printed it from." The one coworker who does that to me isn't even a boomer, he's "adolescence during Vietnam and probably did too much cocaine in the '80s and just drinks and smokes now." Whatever generation that makes him.

I do find paper helpful at times. The printouts I have here are long schedules where I need to look for potential problems, where items pages back impact later steps. I've tried to do it electronically and don't feel as effective.

johnnyFive  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That I agree with. Although to be fair, some of that would require some systemic change (thinking particularly of the court system, although that is slowly moving electronic).