Ass hole (fwd)

Justin Gruenberg justin.gruenberg at
Sat Jan 2 10:57:30 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 4:31 AM, David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
<ethnopunk at> wrote:
> I can understand how everybody feels. I live in a developing country,
> with less than $2 a day to make ends meet. My printer cost me R450. The
> replacement ink cartridge will cost me R350. This is unbelievable. I
> might as well buy a new printer on sale and throw it away. Talk about
> economics. Somebody has to answer for the system which makes R350 ink
> cartridges and then stops third world countries from producing them more
> efficiently.

Just an interesting graph ...

The problem with just buying a new printer, is that the cartridges
that come with the printer are almost never full (closer to half).  So
buying new carts, or off-brand/refillable ones is probably a better

An even better solution is to buy a laser printer if you print daily.
A lot of the used laser printers are built like tanks and are very
servicable.  If you print enough, it's also the lowest per-page cost
(in exchange for a bigger up front expense).

And even better than that... don't print.  Weren't we promised a
paperless society a long time ago?

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