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Why is paper important to mankind?

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February 20, 2009 10:04PM

Paper is important to mankind for many different reasons, most importantly because it enabled written communications to be easily copied and stored (as opposed to stone and clay tablets). Until the computer age, paper books were the basic storehouse of man's knowledge. It also enabled references in everyday activities, from the ingredients on a cereal box to the blueprints for huge buildings. And what fun would it be to create an airplane out of sticks and stones?