Monday, August 10, 2009

Green Printing -- 1995 Version

Summer's respite is over, and it's nice to be back in the office and doing a little blogging!

While cleaning out a few of the archives over the break, I happened on an old (Winter 1995) copy of Windows Magazine, including a page featuring me, addressing nothing other than one of the current-day favorite topics, Green Printing. Check it out in the graphic above.

No wonder I continue to enjoy covering this topic -- I've got green roots! And for historians like me, a quick check reveals Windows Magazine ended its run in 1999, but its publisher, CMP, lives on as United Business Media, and continues with its stable of pubs such as Information Week and CRN.


Gail said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same!

Great piece!

Gail Nickel-Kailing

Greg Walters said...

Jim -

You haven't changed a bit!

What are you doing, sharing secret serum with Demi and Cher?

Great work, welcome back.

fortboise said...

While the basics are timeless, it's amusing to note the inversion of the last suggestion. Nowadays...

Recipients (and the Postal Service!) will probably notice, and appreciate, a hard copy in the mail more than an Internet message that gets lost in the volumes of e-mail.

And by the way, what is a "fax"?

But seriously, I'm still reeling from my last visit to Staples to feed my CM1015 toner cartridges. Life is too short to keep track of what all we print when we print it, but our cost per page seems hideously high.

We don't print a ton of stuff, I'd say less than 2 reams over the course of a set of cartridges, and not much full-coverage. It seems that either or both of start-up gyrations and time-based HP revenue generation firmware may be the culprit. Not a happy owner at the moment.