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Paper roll was an exercise in guerrilla publishing.

ROLLING PAPERS is a 'zine outta somewhere in England, but I am not sure where as there is no address in any of the five 'zines the sent me (even though he asks readers to send him pics.hmm.) He calls a frontside air over a hip an indy, which would pretty much disqualify him from a review and relegate him to the ranks of wannabe snowbrucers, but the zine is pretty damn funny in places, makes fun of the usuals--mullets, rollerbladers, posers, etc., has some cool clip art stuff, and road trips as well. The invention comprises a method and system for preventing the unauthorized removal of paper rolls, such as cash register receipt paper rolls used by retailers, as well as the anti-theft paper roll and methods of preparation therefor. The method comprises affixing to the paper roll an electronic sensor, wherein the sensor emits a detectable signal; and detecting the presence of the sensor when it passes through or near a detection point at the retailer's location.

In one embodiment of the invention, the sensor is an adhesive strip, affixed to the core of the paper roll, wherein the core of the paper roll comprises a flat surface integrally formed therein, onto which the sensor is affixed. Through the first several years, Paper was an exercise in guerrilla publishing. "David and I both operated out of our apartments," recalls Hastreiter, adding that her partner bicycled around the city, picking up copy on specified street corners at prearranged times. "We had other jobs, working for newspapers and book publishers, and enlisted friends to help us out. The type was set at CBS because we knew someone in the typesetting department.

The art director worked for The New York Times. We would bring galleys up there, have dinner in the employees' cafeteria, and copy edit as we ate." Paper's fiscal style is staunchly conservative: prudent, self-reliant and cautious. A lean-and-mean operation-employing messenger services is absolutely verboten and business lunches are paid for through ad swaps--Paper functions as a case study of a stand-alone publication that generates a profit without compromising its integrity.


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