Has Big Brother taken over YOUR printer...and secretly made sure it can only use ink more expensive than champagne?
On Tuesday two weeks ago, in homes and offices all over the world, something very strange started to happen. Without any warning, tens of thousands of printers suddenly stopped working.
Bewildering error messages appeared that stated that there was a 'cartridge problem', or an 'older generation cartridge' was present, or more puzzling still, that 'one or more cartridges are missing or damaged'.
Users were perplexed, and more than a little frustrated. The cartridges in their printers were neither missing, nor damaged, nor indeed old (although they were, of course, expensive), and yet still... read more
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