Feds could save $136M by changing font
March 30 , 2014
A teen's science fair project proves that the US government would be able to save $136M each year by making a basic change.
Considering that "ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume," Suvir Mirchandani picked out the most commonly used letters in teachers' handouts and used four fonts in order to determine which one used the least amount of ink.
The 14-year-old found that the school could save up to $21k by switching to Garamond and the government could save almost $136M as well.
"I'd be happy to go as far as possible to make that change possible," he said.