@roadriverrail I blame capitalism for incompatibility hell by being "efficient" and encouraging competition via proprietary protocols and conflicting settings for absolutely everything.
@epilanthanomai You're likely at least partially right, though there are examples of industries that can settle on standards, too. Why is it that printing in specific feels left behind in a time when IPX was still a thing?
@epilanthanomai My point about IPX wasn't to dis IPX itself, but I'll be honest...I think the state of networked printing has a lot to do with the fact that we're still living with the ghosts of protocols from the early 1990s or sooner. I actually wasn't thinking about consumer printers so much as business printers (I'm still using one from when I worked for tHat Printing giant).
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