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The paper towel-hand dryer wars are over

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hatfields vs. McCoys. Capulets vs. Montagues. Paper vs. Plastic. Democrats vs. Republicans. North vs. South. Beatles vs. Stones. Crips vs. Bloods. People who like to tug their toilet paper over the top of the roll vs. people who prefer to tug it out from behind the roll and, frankly, think the over-the-top people have a screw loose. Paper towels vs. hand dryers.

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The Bookstore Strikes Back

Monday, December 3, 2012

Two years ago, when nashville lost its only in-town bookstores, the novelist Ann Patchett decided to step into the breach. Parnassus books, which Patchett and two veteran booksellers envisioned, designed, financed, and manage, is now open for business and enjoying the ride.

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Can paper survive the digital age?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Money, laws, tickets, newspapers, not to mention its many uses in art … despite the digital revolution, our world is still built on paper. Ian Sansom reflects on an enduring addiction to the white stuff.

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Why Paper is Still Alive and Well, Thank You for Asking

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

“Some believe that the paperless office is not that far off,” according to a Business Week magazine article. Funny thing is, that article was published during the heyday of platform shoes, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and leisure suits—otherwise known as 1975.

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