Comment 117 Re: Can't print at home


When I want to print something, I...


Can't print at home (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-08 15:10 (#10K)

I've used PCs since the late 90s and I've never owned a printer. Over the course of a year I print about 30 pages for my own use, mainly tax forms and flight information. I save my home stuff as PDF on the rare occasion I need records, but I've noticed I print very little at the office either. Usually I print to PDF if I need to send a document... then they print it. Yay for the paperless office.

Re: Can't print at home (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-08 16:06 (#10M)

I'd love to see one of those famous paperless offices. While I am able to go weeks without needing to print much of anything, I work with a bunch of clowns that regularly print out 20 pages sets of papers for everyone at a meeting, which no one actually reads or needs to read. What a waste! I've also got people printing out their email on a color printer, so all the hyperlinks print in blue, if there are any. Seriously, if these people had to buy their own toner cartridges you'd see a change in attitude, I think. Such a huge waste. Then I can only assume they print the email, read it, and then throw it in the trash.

But there are tons of people in modern offices who loathe empty space. They like to clutter the whole place up with papers, books, manuals, junk - not because they need any of it but because it makes them look busy and/or indispensable. It's hard to look busy when your desk is spotless and all your docs are carefully arranged digitally.

Re: Can't print at home (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-09 16:04 (#117)

Talk about waste, I've seen people print entire PDF books/technical documents/manuals in the 400+ pages area, then those people use that printout 1 or 2 days and put it on a shelf or even the garbage. There should be reasonable printing quotas or print logs per employee so people think about it a bit more.

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