[conspire] Racy Pictures and printers.

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 7 20:51:31 PST 2008

Quoting Paul Reiber (reiber at gmail.com):

> Good UI wasn't one of HP's early strengths.  That's pretty typical -
> the hidden power switch "feature"... there were even funnier and/or
> more disturbing examples.

My mother has an Epson flatbed scanner (about 20" long in the
front-to-back dimension) that has the really terrible misfeature of
having a small rocker AC switch hidden on the right side near the very
back, along the bottom edge.  All they really needed to do was have it
go into a trickle-power standby mode, but no -- it requires you to
continually fumble for a power switch in about the worst possible,
least-obvious place.

So, it's definitely not just HP.

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