Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Wednesday, 2018.02.21
It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a
force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it.
After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and
puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.

		Denise Caruso (digital commerce columnist, New Yor


Paper Wars

Turns out Eric Scheie and I are fighting the same battle today. My efforts are far more modest than Eric’s, involving one puny schredder and a few garbage bags. Still, there is a lot of paper I HAVE to keep, mostly related to Janet’s psychotherapy practice. Stuff I can’t distroy for a few years yet due to some rather vague legal reason. Ack. Nonetheless, I toss what I can.

What’s interesting about the battle in Eric’s trench is he apperently gets far mor junk mail than I. He quotes from these folks:

“The amount of paper junk mail sent each year in the USA is staggering — some 4 million tons, nearly half of which is never opened.”

The most staggering thing about that statistic, assuming it’s true, is that of those 4 million tons, over half of it actually is opened.

Who are these people?