The idea of a “paperless office” became thinkable and possible when information could be digitized, saved and shared. The technological details are here of no importance. What is important is the fact that neither do we have to print out anything written nor do we have to file it away in folder and cupboards. This is incredibly useful. (It is not without its own problems and complexities but I do not want to talk about them here.)
My bible for all and everything on “paperless” offices:
Joe Kissel: Take control of your paperless Office (3). /This book is for sale at http://leanpub.com/tco-your-paperless-office”)
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