Paper was the lifeblood of the workplace for decades. People made notes on it, wrote contracts onto it, created training material from it – if there were words you needed to write, you better believe a piece of paper was going to be the vehicle on which you wrote those words.
Paper is still an extremely prevalent part of society today. It may seem strange to see it on the endangered list, but with the rise of global warming and the ever-expanding storage capacity of the cloud paper is past its prime. Mostly it is used to back up files in the physical world. Much like the gold in Fort Knox, paper files are stored as the basis of the digital documentation that has far surpassed it. If the internet dies you could theoretically check file cabinets for information before the world plunges into anarchy.Return To Article