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applesaucemanny's avatar

Do you believe that printers somehow don't want you to print something?

Asked by applesaucemanny (1757 points ) June 11th, 2009

This video got me thinking… could printers actually have feelings?

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lillycoyote's avatar

Yes. I also particularly resent it when my own personal computer at home attached to my own personal printer at home tells me I don’t have the “authority” to cancel my print job. That’s pretty damn cheeky if you ask me.

tyrantxseries's avatar

it better print or it gets this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJSMUSZHMM (Explicit music not work friendly)

cyn's avatar

Affirmative! :)

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Printers are fickle creations for sure. Ink jet printers are crap. Pure disposable electronics. Laser printing is the way to go.

Do printers have feelings? No. Printers are completely indifferent to the suffering they inflict upon their users.

chyna's avatar

Paranoid much?

DominicX's avatar

They always don’t want you to do it in the morning before school starts right when you have some big paper due. It’s teaching you not to procrastinate.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

My printer must love me, as it is an inkjet, I’ve had it for five years, and it has never given me a problem, other than winking a green light at me when its out of paper. It even prints envelopes and small card stock with hardly a whimper. Best printer I’ve ever owned.

I’m the god of computer printers, yeah, that’s it.

Joe_Freeman's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Yeah, I hate to admit it, but that’s been my experience too. I have an ancient (ca. 1987) Epson impact dot-matrix (24-pin) printer that still works, my old Canon S600 inkjet was flawless for about five years, then died, and my current Canon MP600 multi-function, that I’ve had two years, has never given me any trouble and works like a dream. I do agree that these latter two contemporary era inkjet printer are rather flimsy and plasticky, but they function great so what’s to complain?

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