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Paper Strikes Back: Defending Books, Mail and Dollar Bills
from Scientific American
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Crumple it, drench it, lock it in a hot attic or a damp cellar but paper can come back to life.
It is doing so now, after taking a battering from environmentalists, the Internet and a glum economy. Paper partisans are pushing back, defending greenbacks as preferable to dollar coins, physical mail as hacker-proof and turning-page books as more permanent than digital formats.
Even some environmental objections to paper have turned around as companies work with green groups to foster recycling and grow sustainable forests.
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