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Paper-based office supplies ‘may not disappear’

By on August 9, 2007 in Office Supplies

Despite the growing popularity of technological communication, Paper office supplies are still popular, it has been a claimed.

An article in the Yorkshire Post describes how the use of hi-tech communication such as mobiles, email, texts and instant messaging is growing; however, it also points out that this increase has not led to traditional office supplies becoming superfluous.

It cites research from Mintel which states that UK sales of office supplies such as pens and stationery are expected to rise from £527 million in 2005 to £605 million by 2011.

"So, rather than becoming outdated, letter-writing is simply another way of communicating," it claims.

Dr Margaretta Jolly, senior English lecturer at Exeter University, told the publication that methods of communication are changing quickly with the introduction of personal gadgets – and it may be that work communication has also changed as office machines have evolved.

In other office products news, Kwik-Fit Insurance recently said that it would provide specially-designed office supplies and tools for all left-handed employees in order to celebrate National Left Hander’s Day next week.

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