Friday, December 02, 2005

ode to printers

I am grateful for our Epson printer/scanner/copier. In the words of my friend, I celebrate it. I did a *lot* of copying and printing yesterday, and it rose to the challenge. We burned through two black ink cartridges, and seriously depleted the five color ones. It occurred to me, how long it might take to create such a pile of manuscripts and pictures back in the middle ages, one monk at a time. Then I found another connection: according to this easter egg site, some HP printers and scanners play the Ode to Joy! They use it as a hardware diagnostic, to ensure that the motor is “up to speed.”

I celebrate modern office technology, with or without musical capabilities.


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