On our previous post we discussed how paper paved the way for the later development of the printing press. At the time, paper was also a key factor for data storage and it soon became popular as a medium for communications, as it was affordable and easy to transport.
Back to the modern day, we have seen how electronic communications have replaced paper in many cases, although at times we want to keep a hard copy in paper for storage or evidence purposes. Casual communications such as correspondence between friends have gone completely paperless nowadays and we use e-mails to keep in touch. Companies are also using electronic communications such as e-mails, SMS and MMS for advertising purposes and paper is no longer the best choice for today’s fast-paced business world. Clearly electronic communications have changed the whole picture.
However, some communications and documents need to be registered to obtain proof of delivery, for example, and this too can be done electronically. Sending an invoice by registered e-mail does not only mean it will be delivered straight away: we will issue a certificate stating the time and date it was sent, as well as the contents. With a registered SMS, you will also obtain a certificate that can be used as evidence of your notifications. In addition, all the details are digitally stored for future reference and, most importantly, peace of mind.
Most of today’s correspondence and communications take place online, but mind you, paper is not obsolete: we are very much enjoying our origami workshops and you are more than welcome to join and go paperless with us.