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June 12, 2005

Newspaper for what ?

Today I bought a newspaper - physical one ! Sunday Edition of Mercury News.

Motivation was not the news, I wanted to study it's form factor and to verify that there is still value from the ad prints. Very much like a trip to zoo to visualize how the dinosaurs once lived and how their enormous physiology led to their extinction.

How many trees make one newspaper?

Thick, bulky, full of promotional material, newspaper looked like a dying patient. In this age of digital renaissance why are we still killing trees to push commercial products. If size of the newspaper is a sign of development then we better have few more Amazon forests in the back-pocket.

It's about time Government imposes environmental tax on print media in certain economies (like Bay Area).

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