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    Dr. Michael Sutton at |

    Sally,

    Interesting blog entry…an very poignant theme! John Glenn once mused that a “paperless office” was like a “paperless toilet” (as in the Columbia and Enterprise Space Shuttles):
    “interesting in theory…a potential disaster in application.”

    In my text, “Document Management for the Enterprise: Principles, Techniques, and Applications (1st Ed.)” (http://www.amazon.com/Document-Management-Enterprise-Principles-Applications/dp/0471147192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454192217&sr=8-1&keywords=document+management+sutton)
    I spoke a great deal about the dilemma in offices where the goal was to eliminate paper vs increase information and knowledge access.

    Current paper statistics indicate we are generating more printed copies form digital warehouse, knowledgebases, databases, and MS-Office repositories that ever before on the planet. Until we get an inexpensive solution, such as Xerox’s digital paper (a new tech) available, paper is still the most readable to flexible media we have available.
    Moreover, studies have shown that are brains absorb information and knowledge differently when the media reflects the light (such as paper) or the media projects the light (such as digital screens). We need to train our brains differently to be able to make the information “sticky.”

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    Stephen Bounds at |

    Hi Michael,

    You write:
    “Studies have shown that are brains absorb information and knowledge differently when the media reflects the light (such as paper) or the media projects the light (such as digital screens). We need to train our brains differently to be able to make the information ‘sticky’.”

    Fascinating thought. Do you have any specific studies in mind? I’m sure our readers would be interested!

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