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Title: New Yorker article - Printer problems
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:09, 11 February 18


Good article on printer design:https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/12/why-paper-jams-persist


Also the "Creation Myth" article near the bottom of the page Re. Xerox Parc and Apple is also interesting.


Cheers,


Peter
Title: Re: New Yorker article - Printer problems
Post by: Gryzor on 20:34, 11 February 18
Sounds interesting, will print out for later :) Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New Yorker article - Printer problems
Post by: Gryzor on 13:15, 21 February 18
Fun fact about Xerox and Apple: I finished the book Dealers of Lightning the other night (good enough, but not great), and it appears that when Jobs got a glimpse of the PARC's work it was no casual demo or tour of the facilities. Turns out, Xerox had a stake in Apple and they were trying to do some sort of tech transfer!


Predictably, Xerox sold its share before Apple took off :D