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  • doely_1 doely_1 Mar 31, 2014 9:27 PM Flag

    Government can save millions by changing fonts

    I’ve told you about ways to save ink and save money on your own personal printing. Now, one teenager in Pennsylvania is telling the government the same thing – but with millions at stake.

    Suvir Mirchandani started looking at ink for a science project. He knew recycling paper and printing on both sides wouldn’t solve all of his school district’s problems of expense.

    Looking at different fonts, he discovered that by using Garamond, the school district would reduce its ink consumption by 24 percent, and would save $21,ooo annually.

    Encouraged, he took a look at what impact this would have on the federal government.

    Using the Government Services Administration’s estimated annual cost of ink — $467 million — Suvir concluded that if the federal government used Garamond exclusively it could save nearly 30% — or $136 million per year. An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also jumped on board, he reported.

    I sure hope the kid don't get flunked for being smarter than gov employees.

 
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