dead-tree edition

dead-tree edition

A copy of a written work printed on paper (i.e., the product of "dead" trees), especially that which is also available in a digital format. With everything available online these days, it's a wonder anyone would pay for the dead-tree edition.
See also: edition
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The prospect that the printed Blue Book may one day be supplanted by the boundless, continually updated and lower-cost electronic version makes the new dead-tree edition all the more welcome.
But as long as we're here -- in the dead-tree edition -- why don't you step inside my house, as Lyle Lovett sang not long ago (covering a Guy Clark tune)?
On the bright side, barriers to online-coupon use by consumers and manufacturers alike suggest papers needn't worry that grocers will stop buying inserts anytime soon in their dead-tree editions.
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