Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Use of Personal Printers on the Decline

There was a time not long ago when a new computer purchase came with an offer to receive a free printer. Those days may be gone for good, according to Education News.

The online publication produced a graphic that shows industry revenue for printers falling by an average of 5.5% each year since 2008 and demand for paper steadily declining since 2006. In addition, the graphic shows the cost of printer ink and claims that cutting paper consumption by 10% in the United States would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tons, or the same amount as taking nearly 300,000 cars off the roads.

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