Not carbonless paper, that uber-trendy three or four page form stack that manages to mutate your writing on the fourth page down. No, we’re talking straight up carbon, as in carbon credits and offsets and such. When the Columbia Ribbon & Carbon Manufacturing Company disrupted the legal world by using a hot-melt method applied to a solvent-applied carbon coating—boom, paper you can write on or type on and get an instant identical version you can hang on to, tape to the wall, or use again on a different client if you need encryption. Who needs a cloud when you have plenty of carbon?
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