Hi again, I just came across the CBS article on copiers. There is a valid reason that copiers have hard drives and store documents on them. Example: You stick 2 or 25 or 50 pages into the automatic document feeder and select "Collate." The machine will make digital copies of the pages onto the hard drive so it only needs to look at the original one time. Then it can spit out copies of the entire document as opposed to copies of each page. Any machine capable of collating has to have storage inside. It is not a "Communist Plot" or any sort of evil plan. I believe it is a case of unintended consequences. Networking may be used as fault reporting but you and I do not know how secure the networks are. Buy your own scanner if you have a good printer. You can get the same features and as good reproductions, depending on equipment choices, and keep your information physically contained. If you sell your computer you would want to wipe the hard drive anyway, at least I damn sure would! I physically destroy old hard drives. A half inch metal drill does horrible things to the platters (not the singers... well it would to them too). The platters are hermetically sealed because a particle as big as cigarette smoke can cause a head crash. That means disastrous physical damage like digging a trench in the recording surface. I recently took a drill to a friend's hard drive and when I was done the platters could not make a complete revolution. Pour some water and salt into the hole and it's over. Smash the circuit board for good measure. There is actually a service, I would need to look it up, that can actually shred old hard drives while you watch. I don't know prices. This is stuff I think about at 7:00 in the morning.
June 2017 is my 60th birthday. Where did the time go?
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