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University changes font in e-mails to save $

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by performancev, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. performancev

    performancev Member

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    This is an interesting story that i thought others here might like to see.

    Associated press
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Wisconsin college has found a new way to cut costs with e-mail - by changing the font.
    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched the default font on its e-mail system from Arial to Century Gothic. It says that while the change sounds minor, it will save money on ink when students print e-mails in the new font.
    Diane Blohowiak is the school's director of computing. She says the new font uses about 30 percent less ink than the previous one.
    That could add up to real savings, since the cost of printer ink works out to about $10,000 per gallon.
    Blohowiak says the decision is part of the school's five-year plan to go green. She tells Wisconsin Public Radio it's great that a change that's eco-friendly also saves money.
    Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org
     
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  2. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    $10000 per gallon....that sounds right.
     
  3. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Amazing that these idiots walk amongst us.
     
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    G-Artist Active Member

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  5. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Thy shld gt rd f vwls 2 sv vn mr nk
     
  6. greglauter

    greglauter Member

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    Bwahahahahahahahahahah. Now that is funny stuff..BRAVO
     
  7. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I wonder how much they could save if they went from 8 point to 7 point?
    I also wonder how many pages I could get out of a gallon of ink.
     
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    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    That should really help the kids save money. There is no way in hell anyone is going to look at their bank account at any time and say, "Wow! since they changed that font, I have $5 more in my bank account than I would have". Savings don't mean anything if they can not be realized.
     
  9. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would think that they are concerned about the tech labs where students are free to print...but I would also think they are all laser and not inkjet...
     
  10. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    change the default font color to white.
    That will save some ink too

    Also fun to do to your boss's MS Office!
     
  11. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    i never thought of that...i think i'm going to have to try that....:thankyou:
     
  12. CheapVehicleWrap

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    Just reduced my main windows font across 4 screens and a projector, I'll let you know next electric bill how much i saved.
     
  13. Service Sign Co

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    They should use pencils if they are so worried.
     
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