"The photocopy machine, which, like most such technology, was in the process of getting more portable and less expensive almost by the day, revolutionized university administration, and not for the better. No longer did copying involve messy carbon paper and place a premium on accurate typing. Within a few years, every unit on campus had at least one machine, and the quantity of paperwork generated increased exponentially and continually. Everything could be saved and produced in multiple copies, and usually was. Unnecessary and useless paperwork became one of the least attractive (if most enduring) characteristics of university bureaucracy" (Bumsted, 171).
Bumsted, J.M. (2001). The University of Manitoba: An Illustrated History. Winnipeg, MB: The University of Manitoba Press.