Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I miss my Apple ImageWriter II. And I'll tell you why. Because it worked! You pressed the print button and it went and went. I once wanted to print out a 250-page novel. I pressed the print button, went to work, and when I came back, I had my novel waiting for me.
Compare this to any inkjet printer. Try to print out a one-page Google map and it's a three-day ordeal. You get cryptic error messages, paper jams, and you run out of cyan halfway through the job.
I did try using a converter cable and GIMP software to make my OSX Mac print on the Imagewriter with mixed results (words looked good, images came out upside down!).
Apple please please. Make a magic plug-in and bring your orphans back home.