Going Green, Seeing Red

You're probably wondering whether I've lost the plot. But consider this: for an industry that generates so much data, the amount of paper consumed is minimal. Market forces have driven greater speed and automation, eliminating most paper-based processes (apart from, ahem, the distribution of certain weekly newsletters).

People who have spent years in the industry tell me long stories about ticker tapes and printed communications via telefax where today we use email, IM or specialist messagin