The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 June 2006

Shoot it and move on

From about three years ago, the following was Marked for Death:

Whoever had the bright idea of designing an EPROM that can't survive being powered off — and somehow managed to sell it to a major printer manufacturer.

(Said printer manufacturer should also be dispatched, for buying such an asinine idea.)

Frighteningly, said printer is still here, though the Visigoths (presumably using VisiCalc) have determined that it will not survive the summer. (At the moment, it won't survive a power-up cycle, but they don't have to know that, so long as they get it the hell out of here and replace it with something that actually works more than twenty percent of the time.)

Posted at 4:40 PM to PEBKAC