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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

The humble print monkey

Percussive maintenance

We have a wonderfully cheap xerox printer, who when handled gently, produces excellent results. The build quality is appalling, being made mostly of brittle plastic.

A colleague would vent his frustration about paper jams (paper not loaded neatly) by slamming the cassette shut. Cue taking out trays, reseating / replacing rollers etc.

When asked if he would treat a hasselblad or sinar in the same way, of course not.

As a finishing stage, the printer is stroked, and spoken kindly to. Then it works.

I’m now no longer certain that I’ve not been unaware of micro switches.

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