Every year, America’s office workers print out or photocopy approximately one trillion pieces of paper. If you add in all the other paper businesses produce, the utility bills and invoices and bank statements and the like, the figure rises to 1.6 trillion. If you stacked all that paper up, it would be 18,000 times as high as Mount Everest. It would reach nearly halfway to the moon.
from the Wall Street Journal
When Gabriel blows his last horn,
all documents shall be reborn;
the forms and receipts
and the cryptic spreadsheets
will put the white collars to scorn.