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Re: [OT] scanned files are large in size

On Wed 02 Jan 2019 at 16:14:10 +0100, deloptes wrote:

> tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Some scanners mail things around, these days. I don't want to even think
> > about how many security holes lurk in there.
> > 
> > There's no limit to the amount of stupid^H^H^H^H^H^Hnonsense vendors are
> > capable of when enough computing power is put in their hands.
> When user is asking (and paying) for it, you just deliver (the bare minimum
> to satisfy the need). In the past 5-10 years there was a big change in
> printing and scanning in all the companies I've been with. Now you have
> the "follow me" option and you can access your print jobs on each printer,
> you can scan, mail or fax from each printer (as it has usually scanner on
> top - this multifunction crap). From hardware and software perspective it
> might be a disaster ... but who cares if the crap works.

You are correct, the last 5-10 years has seen a change in printing and
scanning technology. It is all for the better and Debian is up there
with the advancements. Doesn't this give you a warm and fuzzy New Year's
feeling of satisfaction?

Millions of people are using multifunctions successfully for their
everyday needs and with little complaint. No, that's an underestimate!
10s and 100s of millions.