Imagine that setting up a new printer was like setting up a lighting rig. Before printing anything, you’d have to figure out an operating address that fit in with the rest of your peripherals and how to set that address using dip switches or some complex menu system. Then you’d have to tell your computer about your printer—address, type, operating mode. Maybe your computer’s heard of that model, maybe not. If not, you’d have to search on the web or cobble together a settings file by hand. ...

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