Whither Paper?

Enough with simplistic predictions of its demise.

Whither Paper? 1

Jerome Corgier 
for The Chronicle Review

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Jerome Corgier 
for The Chronicle Review

A familiar fallacy in philosophy comes to us in the traditional Latin form, post hoc ergo propter hoc—"After this, therefore because of this." Most people intuitively understand the weakness of the inference, even if they’re not logicians.

A trickier notion, lacking a canonical Latin phrase, is: "After this, therefore better than this." Try that one on the folks sleeping outside Apple stores when the newest iPad or iPhone is about to