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18 November 2009 @ 12:13 pm
RIP - HP LaserJet 1012  
The Math Contest last weekend went well, except for one casualty: my HP LaserJet 1012.

I had put it on the cart, in a box for safety, as I hauled everything back to my car. Alas, on a ramp the box toppled off the cart and the printer did a face-first dive onto the concrete.

The damage was too much for the patient to survive.

It was a marvelous printer, speedy and clean. I printed many a manuscript and math contest and kid homework and work document and form on it, and it handled it all with nary a whimper nor a complaint. It was parsimonious with the toner too, something that high-volume people like me always appreciate.

I have purchased its descendant, the HP LaserJet 1005, and if the 1005 is even half the printer the 1012 was it will be a marvelous printer indeed.

Rest in peace, HP LaserJet 1012. Your life was full and mighty.
Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on November 18th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your loss, dear. ;)
jeffsoesbe: yeff negativjeffsoesbe on November 20th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
It will be a difficult time, for sure, but I am strong and will survive.
M.K. Hobsonmkhobson on November 18th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
I have a LaserJet 1020, and I don't know how I'd live without it.
jeffsoesbe: patrick stewart smilejeffsoesbe on November 20th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Given that it's a cousin of the 1012, I'm not surprised it's a fine printer. Take good care of it - don't put it in a box on a cart and go down a ramp!
They Didn't Ask Me: jude-mourning-2dr_phil_physics on November 18th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Well, at least it was on a mission when it augered in. Have a drink, as its picture is nailed to the barroom wall in a cheap frame.

Dr. Phil
jeffsoesbe: picard flutejeffsoesbe on November 20th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
It had performed admirably, as always.

I shall hoist a glass and blow the pipes in its memory!

"a-ma-zing grace, how sweet the sound..."