Say I buy a tablet for $400. Say it lasts me 4 years. That’s $100/year, or $0.27/day, right? But say I wanted to be a luddite, keep my eyes from burning out or something: How much of what I read on the internet, could be printed out for that 30-cents/day?
Printer paper runs at about $30/10 reams (5000 sheets). That’s $0.066/sheet minimum.
Printer ink (for my HP printer) runs 800 pages printed for $25 (black-only). That’s $0.031/pg, for a grand total of $0.097/B&W page.
Now, if we’re talking about double-sided printing (to save paper), we’re running at $0.128/sheet minimum, black-text only. And finally, with our 27-cent/day allowance, we get right about 2.14 sheets, double-sided (2.14 pages of reading), which for standard half-sheet books, is 4.28 pages in a book/day.
|Print-Rate (double-sided, full-sheets)||0.128|
|Print-Rate (double-sided, half-sheets)||0.064||0.04|
|$400 of Pages||6250||10,000|
|Duration (4 years in days)||1461||1461|
I’m pretty sure I read more than 4-6 pages on the internet per day, if only in headlines!
|$400 of Pages||6250||10000|
|Personal Reading Rate (pages/hour)||24||24|
|Hours of Fun $400 can give:||260.42||416.67|
|Hours/day for 4years:||0.18||0.29|
|Minutes/day for 4 years||10.69||17.11|
|Personal Reading Rate (pages/hour)||24|
|Reading Time Available (2 hours/day, for 4 years)||2,922||* Based on 2010 internet-use time: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/22/internet-usage-statistics_n_620946.html|
|Total Potential Pages||70,128|