Throughout the recent years, global warming is still a terrifying nightmare for the existence of all mankind globally. The climate has changed drastically. Drought, rainstorm, and winter come and goes unpredictably, even the snow has paid it first visit to Egypt back in 2013. People awareness has increased significantly and started to take some actions to slow down the phenomenon. One of them is by minimizing the use of paper, or to recycle it. According to various sources, the fact is that a ream (500 sheets) of paper is taken from one 5-year-old tree. Well now let’s count together, for example, if everybody uses 10 sheets of paper a day, then a week = 70 pieces, one month = 280 pieces, and in one year it’s equal to 3360 sheets of paper. Approximately, each person cut down about 6 trees in a year. That’s just one person… So how much trees need to be chopped down to fulfill the needs globally? Even more, not every person uses 10 papers per day, some people use more. That’s how it is.. the more paper is used, the more tree is cut down, the more forest deforested, and of course the global warming is coming closer even more.
Apparently, it looks like, Sony, the Japanese tech company also take part in tackling global warming issues, by the means of reducing the use of paper, and invites people moving to the digital world with its newest digital paper.
The Digital Paper, if you see it, looks like more or less a tablet computer, but with A4-paper size and a very thin posture. It weighs only about 358 grams with the ability to replace all the piles of data for a meeting in the office, or a bunch of school textbooks.
Wow, more practical! more flexible! more portability! With digital paper, we do not need to use the old-fashioned way like photocopying a meeting document or study material. Coming with built-in Wi-Fi, we can just share the data directly to others. Simple, time saving, and less money of course.
As it functioned as a substitution for a paper, which is a close friend of a pen, the pen can not be dissociated with it. The device is also coming with a stylus pen which uses a special technology to make the writing more comfortable. Unlike the common touchscreen panel which cannot function when your hand came in contact while writing, with digital paper you could rest your palm on the screen while writing. Therefore, writing in this digital paper feel so natural.
We can also write notes or give highlights directly to a book or article that we read through the digital paper. Do not worry about your writing is not readable by this digital paper, either you write it in some Japanese Kanji’s or some Greek manuscript, the files will be recorded exactly as what you wrote.
In Japan, the device is dedicated especially for students (*Maybe Sony understands that students do spend a lot of paper). The firm said it will market the device to universities. Sony quoted from a recent meeting of the Central Council for Education, a government agency under Japan’s education ministry, that called for more participation by students during classroom lectures. The firm also held some seminar to familiarize the product in several universities such as Hosei University, Waseda University, and Ritsumeikan University.
So Guys, Save Paper, Save The Earth