HP printers *beware of update*

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A fix is in the works. CNET writes more at link.

"HP says sorry (sort of) for crippling third-party ink cartridges

If HP really clogged your nozzles with its printer security update that killed your third-party ink, good news -- in the form of another update -- is on the way.
Earlier in the month, HP updated a cartridge authentication procedure for select models of its office inkjet printers. That procedure shut down certain third-party cartridges that don't use original HP security chips, basically flagging them as clones or counterfeits.
In a statement on the company's blog, Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman apologized for HP's poor job of communicating about the authentication procedure. "Although only a small number of customers have been affected, one customer who has a poor experience is one too many," he said in the statement.:
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Other vendors

If other vendors could follow HP lead, then items like auto replacement parts wouldn't be here. The same for tires, and etc., you get the idea. Why a printer has firmware embedded isn't so kosher since so far as the end-user isn't thought of 1st. As i see it, IMHO.

tada -----Willy Happy

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I can share that when the boss says do this.

In many companies you do that or you're fired and they get someone that will do the deed. It's awful but we have many examples over the years. Steve Jobs, Trum, etc.

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