the Internet vs print media
December 9, 2007
Is the paperless society here yet?
A recent presentation from the Pew Internet Project suggests that the “paperless society” is far out into the future. Both the convergence of display technologies and user behaviour have a huge impact on the future demand for print materials.
“People still go to libraries, and in fact library visits have been on the rise in recent
years. On a per capita basis, visits to public libraries rose by 25% from 1990 to
2003. Although libraries are increasingly digitizing information, the research
community, at least, likes to have hard copy and digital archives.”