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10 reasons why it’s OK to hate your printer


 10 reasons why it's OK to hate your printer

10 reasons why it’s OK to hate your printer
From confusing error messages to unfixable paper jams, today’s office printer is a source of frustration and angst. This is why we hate you, office printer. And yet we can’t quit you, either.by Thomas Wailgum, CIO.com


Three Words: PC Load Letter

Three Words: “PC Load Letter”
Yes, Michael Bolton, we feel your pain, and we still haven’t figured out WTF that error message actually means. That Initech printer had it coming.Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox


And the Rockets Red Glare...

And the Rockets Red Glare…
“Um, yeah….I didn’t do it.” And just think, that toner probably cost more than the person who spilled it earns in a month.Photo Credit: zannah/flickr


That Should Do the Trick

That Should Do the Trick
And you know when that printer eventually shuts down and someone has to finally call the service technician to come fix it, absolutely NO ONE will have any clue as to what could have possibly happened to the printer. (Except the service tech, of course.)Photo Credit: aps/flickr


Now What You Gonna Do?

Now What You Gonna Do?
If this printer could talk: “Sure, you can open those side doors, extricate the crinkled up paper and pull out some toner cartridges…but what are you going to do next, smartypants?” Game, Set, Match to the Printer.Photo Credit: Jpl3k – JonathanL25/flickr


Hey, Doc, Take It Easy!

Hey, Doc, Take It Easy!
This is what I call an invasive procedure. Don’t you need some type of medical degree to administer this type of an exam? Just saying.Photo Credit: Adam Sullens/flickr


Notes on a Printer Scandal

Notes on a Printer Scandal
You just have to love those “passive-aggressive” sticky notes left on printers ó especially those that refer to the “Printing Rules & Regulations” for a paperless office. Yeah, right. Maybe next century.Photo Credit: bru76/flickr


A Better Mouse Trap

A Better Mouse Trap
That would certainly explain the bite marks on everyone’s printouts. (Note: No animals were harmed during the printing of the next document.)Photo Credit: evin In Canada/flickr


Stupid Printer Tricks

Stupid Printer Tricks
The office dweller who snapped this photo notes that when printing big jobs with many pages, the machine invariably pushes the previous documents out of the tray, which go flying everywhere. “This is annoying,” he opines. We totally agree. However, the falling pages have a tendency to do “a loop-de-loop and get caught in the lower trays of the printer,” he writes. “This is, in a word, awesome.” Well, yeah.Photo Credit: tstadler/flickr


Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Don’t be such a prude: How did you think printers were made?!Photo credit: trippalhealicks/flickr


Free falling

Free falling
The person who snapped this photo says: “Walking back from lunch took me past a funny view — someone apparently didn’t like their printer.” Wouldn’t that be so much fun to do?Photo credit: nodetrix/flickr



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