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I recently asked a question regarding the identification of paper without feeling it.

Is applying a tool-related tag to a paper-question within the scope of those tags?

Or is paper not considered a tool? (at least in origami)

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  • It is usually a good idea to link to questions you are referring to so that people can link straight to them without having to look themselves. Unless you wanted to discuss a general topic and are trying to not single someone out. In this case you are talking about your own question so I set up the link for you. – Matt May 6 '16 at 2:36
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In this, and near all cases, paper should be considered a material and/or a medium. Tools are more for implements and machines. Paper isnt really either of those things.

I think on its own is enough for your question as you are asking about paper specifically (As far as the scope of this Meta question is concerned). I don't foresee many questions.

If your want to make a case for it I would suggest we try to come up with some more examples for its justification.


I think that question could use some work as well but that will be covered in the question itself.

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  • I encourage you to wait for others to vote and answer before you take the word of a rambling pile of bagels. – Matt May 6 '16 at 12:27
  • +1. I'd consider paper the medium, and not a tool. And while origami doesn't require tools, examples would be paper cutters, burnishers, bone folders, and tweezers (if you like doing microgami from 1cm squares). – inkista May 6 '16 at 22:16

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