I’ve been rushing to print and send out my Christmas cards and latest letters to overseas friends this past couple of weeks. Got all of the letters to UK/USA written, started printing, last two letters to go – and the printer stopped. Won’t repeat what I said! I called in the technician, who considered the printer and said that in his opinion it was kaput. I should buy a new one. But, I wailed, this printer was purchased new, had used only the half-size toner cartridge that it came with, and was on the first full one, was supposed to last through that and a second, and… tough. When they quit they quit, and he didn’t – ah – recommend ‘Brother’ printers. So if I manage to find time while I’m in the city tomorrow, I’ll buy his recommendation, a new Canon laser printer. But I’m not at all pleased that my printer died after so little use. And no, because I don’t use it in bulk, just in a steady trickle, it’s out of warranty. But I still feel hard done by.