PITTSBURGH, PA – Here’s something you probably never thought about. How much do you spend a year on ink?
Take notes here, the letter “e” is the most common letter used in the English language? Imagine “e” printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents.
How much ink would you need?
This kind of question comes naturally for 14-year-old middle schooler Suvir Mirchandani from Pittsburgh. His science fair project gained national notoriety when the young man proposed a way to save the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars.
The U.S. spends an estimated $1.8 billion yearly on ink. A number that can be lowered, Suvir says, simply by changing the font used from times new roman to Garamond.
Ground breaking stuff. Hey kid, where were you 20 years ago when everything was printed out in triplicate? Does it really take teenager to think on such a simplistic level to figure this out?
Suvir’s next great idea: a web browsing system for individuals with motor disabilities. We did mention he’s only 14 right?
Whatever the font he is, we’ll see this kids name printed in the history books in no time.