A Printer Makes Peace With The Digital Age

Donnelley's William Davis on learning to live in both worlds

If there was ever an industry with something to fear from the Internet, it's the 500-plus-year-old printing business. But you won't hear any snide remarks about e-books, dot-coms, or Web faddishness from William L. Davis, chairman and chief executive of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., the nation's largest commercial printer. Davis is a book lover, but he has plenty of passion left over for e-mail, the Web, and all the accoutrements of the Digital Revolution. His staff is wired and makes full use of the Internet as a communications and business tool.

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