Oh, dear Canon iP3500 color inkjet printer. You served us for seven years, unflaggingly printing every web comic, and every scientific paper we threw at you. Yes, your colors became increasingly muddy, and your black text less crisp than your younger, shinier, lasery sister in the other room. She may have been fancier, with her wifi, and her built-in scanner, but you were tough, and light, and, well, we were either too damned cheap or too lazy to get around to replacing you, especially since you still worked just fine, thank you very much.

You lasted so long, through so many ink cartridge changes, that we just assumed you would continue on forever. When finally, one afternoon, you released your spirit, we were shocked, and inconvenienced. We grieved, unable to find any closure in your final, cryptic error message.

Today, I lay you to rest, mostly in the garbage. But not before dismantling the crap out of you and harvesting your weird-ass components. Seriously, what kind of printer doesn’t have any stepper motors in it? Ya cheap bastards.


~ by voidptr on April 21, 2014.

One Response to “Haul”

  1. I have never thought of dismantling the printers that I have thrown or any other machine for that matter. I am either too upset that it is no longer working or too excited to find a replacement.

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