Emer McLysaght: In lockdown, no one can hear you scream at your printer

The Covid-19 restrictions left us at the mercy of the cruellest of devices, the home printer – and boy, did they make the most of it

16th May, 2021
Emer McLysaght: In lockdown, no one can hear you scream at your printer

Printers never work, and we’re all okay with it. Cars can drive themselves and facial recognition technology is probably the next weapon of mass destruction, but we can’t get a six-month-old inkjet to spit out three important documents without prayer circle and four hours of crying.

Ideally as a society we would all be paperless, but no matter how many employers put a virtue signalling “don’t print this unless you absolutely...

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