Hardcopy v Online

The latest issue of Freepint is out and it has an interesting article on the "battle" between Hardcopy and electronic versions of documents. The article author undertook some research (I think I may have even completed the survey) on the use of hardcopy versus electronic documents and this forms the basis of the article.

The author quite obviously prefers hardcopy to electronic documents which is fine, referring to the fact that "a hardcopy version of a document is constant and wil not suddenly change format overnight" All very true but electronic versions have their benefits ease of access (how many of us have lost that crucial note), the ability to forward items and work on documents with individuals. An interesting read, the full results of the survey will be presented at Information Online 2007.