A sign of the times
alexandre-listas at e-secure.com.br
Sat Jan 26 07:13:53 CST 2008
> So what to do with the old monsters? They use 68000 CPUs, with
> differing SIP and DIP memories. Scrappers, I guess. It's sad
> because both of these have pretty much been the only printer I've
> used since a Diablo Hitype II. It wouldn't surprise me if each has
> more than 250,000 copies on it.
Very interesting question. The situation was different for a long time
here in Brazil. I have an old Laserjet 4+ which had about a liter or two of
coke inside, when I bought it on a scrapyard. I bought it for R$ 100, when
the market value was about R$ 500 and a new printer was more than R$ 1200.
Disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt the printer and I use it since then. But now
a **brand new** hp printer costs around R$ 300 and what to do with the old
gal when it breaks?
I still use that (I do a lot of printer circuit making with it) but how
long it will last?
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