When I first started working, years before personal computers, one thing that would make office-life more fun was to share jokes and funny pictures.
In those days, in order to share a joke or a funny picture, you would Xerox 10 copies to hand out to your friends. Then, each of those friends would Xerox 10 copies to hand out to their friends, then each of those friends would Xerox 10 copies to had out to their friends, and so on and so on and so on, ad infinitum.
Over the years, this system used up a lot of paper. (In addition, by the time you had a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy, etc, you could hardly read it). Making all these copies was not only bad for the owner of the company, but also bad for the trees. I wonder many trees have given their lives over the years so that I could read a funny story……
Now, with the advent of personal computers, email is a better way to forward jokes and funny pictures with no risk to trees!
But, email is not the only way, or most fun way, to share jokes and funny pictures online! I am a member of the Windows Live community. Windows Live has a great feature called “Windows Live Groups”. You can set up a Group for any purpose, and I have a couple of them.
In one of my groups, there is a discussion I set up just to post jokes and funny pictures. Emailing fun stuff to your friends is fun, but it is also fun to have a place where friends can talk about the funny stuff, or anything at all, together. That is why I love Windows Live Groups!
And, no trees have to die….