I’m a fairly skeptical guy – whenever something is offered for free, my instant reaction is “what’s the catch”? I’m slowly inching towards digitizing all my readings: books, news, reports, etc. For example, I’ve started buying more and more books via Kindle rather than physical print. However, there are some things that are just still a superior experience reading in paper. Namely, reading annual reports. I’m sure one day, the hardware and software will come to meet my expectations for replicating as close to possible the experience I cherish in paper format, but until then there is a service called The Public Register that mails anyone in North America annual reports for free (if they have it in stock).
I was skeptical at first, but the picture to your right is evidence of my first package of reports I received completely for free (postage paid all the way up to Canada may I add). Oh, how I wish Smell-O-Vision was real so you could get a waft of the McCormick Annual Report: it smells of Shawarma Spice Blend, a blend of cumin, pepper, clove, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, ginger, coriander, and garlic. Go order yourself one now.