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December 09, 2021


10:11 a.m. A former employer was holding a printer hostage.

(Thanks to pharmaross)


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An unreliable source claims the standoff ended successfully when SWAT convinced the owner of the printer to buy the disgruntled ex-employee a Big Mac meal and a chocolate milkshake. It was a dispute over the employee using too much ink. The printer was released unharmed, the employee retained his job, and no charges were filed.

The printer was just doing his job and not responsible for content. Next time blame the editor for not condensing the story.

Worse things have happened to printers, trust me.

That's just great. Now some crusading activist type will try to get a ban on assault toner cartridges.

Was it a dot matrix printer, or...? nursecindy wants to know.

So true Jeff!
I remember the first time I saw a dot matrix printer. It was like a shiny object because I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I didn't even care that it took at least five minutes for it to print out one page.

nurseindy, it was only last March that Okidata stopped selling dot matrix printers in the Americas. You can still get them elsewhere, though.

And daisy-wheel printers?

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