Wired Magazine | January 29, 2013

Will Enterprises Write Fewer Apps in the Future?

In a 1975 interview, Vincent Giuliano of Arthur D. Little stated that “[because of computers]…the use of paper in business for records and correspondence should be declining by 1980, and by 1990, most record-handling will be electronic.” In an October 9th article published in The Economist, we learned that “…global consumption of office paper more than doubled in the last two decades of the 20th century…” What happened? Why was Giuliano’s prediction so far off?