We at Tech Essentials had been hoping to have at least a one-week respite from any talk of COVID, and we were sooo close this week…until I saw an article about a British mathematician who calculated that, based on there being two quintillion virus particles with an average diameter of 100 billionth of a meter, all the COVID in the world could easily fit into one (empty) can of soda. That’s right. The source of all the world’s misery over the last 12+ months could all be fit into a common item probably on your home-office desk right now.
Whoever first said ‘good things come in small packages’ probably was referring to babies and was very likely not a virologist. This idiom has now come to have a larger meaning where things that have the most value or quality are small; i.e., the size of something does not always properly indicate its value. However, in the 21st century, we’re much more likely to believe that good things come in no packaging at all, as packaging itself is now reviled almost as much as viruses.
Think of it this way: If you’re of a certain age, you remember going to the music store. At this store, you would get the latest innovation in portable music technology, the compact disk. This disk would allow you to listen to your favorite album without having to rewind/fast forward tracks, and the quality of the music was much better than magnetic tape. These CDs were packaged early on in multiple layers of cardboard and plastic that were at least twice the size of the CD itself, which was as much for marketing purposes as it was for theft deterrence. The amount of waste this produced across the world would be horrifying by today’s standards. Now, there is no packaging at all for music (LP records notwithstanding). A similar evolution has happened regarding movies, books/magazines, photos and, of course, software.
Transactional paperwork across industries (real estate, insurance, legal et al.) has been made vastly more convenient with the adoption of e-signature platforms like RSign with the added benefit of reducing waste. By one estimate 837 tons of paper a year are saved by e-signing documents. This amounts to over 14,000 trees. And don’t forget that RSign itself has no packaging and never will.
In the coming year, we at RPost are going to focus not only on the time-saving benefits of our products but our planet-saving ones too. We are not just the only affordable e-sign provider that has all the features you need, but we are also focused on sharing with our users how much of our environment they helped out by using our unique e-signature service; paper, package and wrapper free. More on this to come… (If you like royal blue skies, crystal clear water, and clean beaches 😊, try RSign now (click here try free!)