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Monday, September 30, 2013

Going Paperless

I am such a gotta-have-it-on-paper, need-a-hardcopy kind of gal that I often print out things that I could just as easily view on the computer screen. But one of my rationalizations for the laptop was that, unlike my big pc, it could sit in my studio at the ready and I would no longer have to print out reference pictures or directions in one room to have available in the other. It's a hard habit to break, this need for paper. I'm one of those underliners and highlighters and find it easier to flip through a sheaf of paper than scroll through a pdf file up on the screen. However, my first lino class lesson came in a pdf 23 pages long. I really wanted to print it off, pictures and all, but that's a lot of paper and a lot of ink. It has forced me to follow through with my original plan and frankly, in this case having my instructions and photo guides on the screen is working out better than the printed page. Knee jerk reaction averted.

5 comments:

Sherrie Spangler said...

I'm a paper person, too. I need to underline and scribble margin notes.

The Inside Stori said...

Oh I totally get it....I'm a paper person...probably always will be. Could have worse vices!!

Connie Rose said...

I'm also a paper person, but I've been weaning myself off having to print out every last thing.

Michele Matucheski said...

I agree, it's been a transition. But the portability of the laptop makes it much easier to go paperless. My latest round of classes are mostly web video, so there's not much I can print--except for my own hand-scrawled notes. Cheers!

Ruby said...

Being born before the digital era took its flight, I think we’d always have in us the need to rely on paper. Certain things has changed a lot now because of technology, affecting practicality and convenience. Printed materials are still of essence, but in cases like your 23-page pdf, it is really much better to pass over the option of printing it. If you’d be able to summarize it and list the key points, if that’s even needed, print that one instead. ;) Ruby@Williams Data Management