Archive - Oct 21, 2005

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The Printer Conspiracy

Did you know that your printer prints the date, time, and printer number in secret dots on every page you print? I’d once watched a documentary about how forensic scientists use the dots on print evidence left by imperfections on laser drums to track down printers (and hence suspects), which was pretty cool. But this, especially when the end-user is totally uninformed, is outrageous.

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