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dead tree definition

publication, jargon
Paper.
Use of this term emphasises the waste of natural resources and limited features available from the printed form of a document compared with an electronic rendition.
E.g. "I read the dead tree edition of the Guardian (http://guardian.co.uk/) on the train".
See also tree-killer.
(1999-11-03)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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