College to Save Money by Switching Fonts
Obviously, fonts don’t make a lick of difference if used purely for sending and receiving electronic mail. But since Century Gothic purportedly uses 30% less ink than Arial, this would save money when students print e-mails. And since printer ink averages $10,000 a gallon (according to AP figures), these savings could add up quickly.
All of this may be true, but it raises an obvious question--wouldn’t they save more money by not printing e-mails in the first place? Quick, paperless messages seem like the primary benefit of electronic mail. But what do I know? Sorry, Arial. You’re getting the pink slip.