A few years ago they said print was dead! Everything will be electronic! Cheers to that. No more writing down on paper, losing documents, and spilling coffee on reports. Sounds like a papercut-free paradise.
Not so fast! What's wrong with good old-fashioned paper!? We can recycle it by using different weights and materials. We don't need to cut down the tree to produce the paper anymore. It's something that can be widely used instead of plastic. And, might I add, it's way more fun to doodle on a paper texture than a plastic one (not to mention environmental degradation). When you mention paper, most people immediately picture "administration" – please fill out this form, sign that, oh wait one more, here is another one, don't forget the back of this one, and make sure you read this 9-page agreement (sitting in the bank with 15 sheets of paper full of text with font size 8. What did I do wrong in a previous life to deserve this torture?).
I am dreaming of a technology world where (almost) everything will be electronic and we will use paper only for particular purposes: to show someone that we took the time to write it down instead of sending a text or email; to reclaim the meaning of paper and change society’s perception that paper is something annoying, associated only with a massive bureaucracy. Let's use paper for better purposes than to house the fine print and legal jargon. Next time you want to send an email for Christmas or a birthday, think about how much joy can you bring to someone with a simple, modest piece of paper.