I went 220 days without printing anything at work. Forced to finally submit an expense report, I had to install a printer and put some toner to paper. Sad day.
Like many of my quests, I didn’t really set out to see how long I could go without printing. It wasn’t until about a month had passed that I realized I haven’t even installed a printer on my new work laptop. It was at that point I wanted to see just how long I could go.
I’m equipped with many electronic devices. I found it was easy for me to simply email myself some information that I could then access on my iPhone, iPad, or at home. For more than six months, there was no need for me to waste paper or toner.
Finally, I had to submit an expense report. The only process is to print out a form, sign it, and attach physical receipts. My previous company had a paperless method via American Express. Although the health care industry is being pushed into better leveraging electronic health records, its accounting departments (at least their expense report process) seems to favor paper.
Have you ever tried to see how long you can go without printing? Does anyone have me beat?