Blah blah blah blah

Whenever I see this kind of footer in an email:

P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

I usually think ‘Yeah, I’ve considered the environment but I need to print it so burn baby burn!‘ And then I cackle madly as I jog to the full-colour laser printer.

Is there anyone else slightly unhinged in the same way?

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4 Responses to Blah blah blah blah

  1. S. Le says:

    Oh you rebel you! Nasty boy! lol I’ve never gotten an email with that message on it, yet at least. I’ll probably feel the same as you. If you need it, print it. Go ahead and kill another tree. That’s what they’re for, yeah?

  2. Allister says:

    I find it hilarious that this is common practice in our green world. I mean, who was the bright spark who came up with the message that essentially says “consume (possibly fossil) energy rather than use a *renewable resource*”??

    Surely if it is something you need to constantly refer to, it is more energy efficient to have a piece of paper on your desk than constantly request your hard drive or network to fetch the document to memory?

    In any case, I can go one better on that message. My company has some rather bland and boring emails that announce upcoming changes, outages etc with common systems. At the foot of these emails we used to see:

    Printed on recyclable paper.

  3. Krazy Kitty says:

    I’ve never seen such a footer. Anyway, I print about one email per year…

  4. Brennig says:

    S. Le, rebel without a clue, that’s me! 🙂 Many organisations in the UK contain such email footers. This message has somehow become ‘the done thing’.

    Allister, I wonder if anyone has done a true carbon audit of the total cost of producing an A4 sheet of text from tree to laser printer and another carbon audit of the total cost of producing an electronic piece of A4 from a server farm?

    Krazy Kitty – nice to see you! Very sadly I have to work with many printed emails. 🙁