by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
I hooked up a new one to the computer. Oh, but first I needed to download a printer driver .... and that's where the fun began. Or rather, the fun ended.
I loaded it, it wouldn't take. I uninstalled it and started over. Okay, this time it loaded, but now the ink wouldn't work. I went to the store and bought a new ink cartridge. The color worked, but now the B&W wouldn't work.
I gave up. I emailed my file to Mr. L and he printed it on his computer. Time lost? Three hours.
I haven't given up on making that printer work, but I sure have lost patience. I love my laser printer. It's eight years old and I've been babying it along because it works so well. While looking at color printers, I looked at the latest version of my laser printer and it looks cheesy in comparison. I know when I have to replace it that the new one won't work half as well.
Planned obsolescence. What an obscene term.
I like products that not only work well, but KEEP working.
What disappointing product are you dealing with this week?