Friday, April 29, 2011
Recently I was printing something for my students and noticed this at the back of the wrapper.
200 years. Forever white.
What is forever? Is 200 years equivalent to forever? Perhaps. For us 200 years could be forever, since most of us can't even live up to half of that.
And how do we know that the paper is forever white? Is it possible to prove it? Has anyone run any experiment to prove it? Has anyone lived that long to prove it? (No way, of course!) We won't know - before the paper turns yellowish, we have already returned to the dust. So probably this is forever, because it lasts longer than us.
Just an early morning philosophical musing... :-)