Reply to post: Re: Deskjet - sold for $1,000, and not subsidised.

HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry

Benson's Cycle

Re: Deskjet - sold for $1,000, and not subsidised.

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear that over the noise from this printer.

A firm of solicitors of my acquaintance were conned induced into buying a Wang system. When it was realised that the noise of the printers meant nobody could think, someone had the idea of overnight printing. Great till you came in in the morning and had to deal with the jams.

So the printers were relegated, with long cables, to the end of a long dark corridor which had racks with the old files on either side of it.

You can imagine how the mostly young, female secretarial staff enjoyed walking down the long dark corridor with the recesses where rapists might lurk in order to retrieve (if they were lucky) their print jobs, or fix the jam and wait around.

It was destructive of productivity to say the least, and when the senior partner retired the firm broke up, to nobody's great surprise.

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