NAh, you can't really expect a multifunction printer to just work. There are plenty of printers out there that do not follow and standard and need special drivers and so on.
What makes a fucking moron out of people is those printers generally have a sticker that says stop- run the instalation cd and follow instructions before connecting this printer. It's generally in the spot covering where the cable goes so you can't really miss it.
Why not? We have one of those impressive big multifunction printers at the office and all it takes is telling my mac "hey, there's a printer there" and it just works.
Whereas my colleague on windows told the computer where the printer is, then had to install the drivers anyway (it's a shared thingy) and after two hours of fiddling around simply gave up and let me print his stuff. Windows is a funny system like that
The fucking moron never installed any drivers, just plugged it in and expected it to work. (I still have the printer at home, working perfectly.
This isn't the fucking 1990's again! Printers and pretty much anything else is supposed to just work (tm) when you plug it in
but I'm wondering what the actual useful applications might be.
Quite simple actually, they tell you when you need to start closing stuff. See my computers often get laggy because I'm doing many things at once and it's useful to know who the culprit is. Did I forget to shut down a tab with flash in it, or did something hang in the background and made everything crap. Often with two cores you'll get a hung app and not notice for a few days before you tax the other core enough to start problems.
The less time planning, the more time programming.