Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Tue Oct 5 09:59:44 2004

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:

> I once was wondering if a backup software could be written that writes
> to laser printer.
> Backups would be read in with a scanner..
> Hmm limit usable area to 8"x10" = 80 sq in. 600 dpi = 48mb per page.
> One way to strike a blow against the paperless office.

I actually have a customer who does something like that!!!

They do a "paper dump" of some critical (to them) inventory stats
each evening, and those printouts (which are standard A4 forms)
contain only machine-readable info consisting of barcodes and
something that looks like, indeed, papertape "strings"

They have a scanner thing that can read those forms. I believe
every day, the forms from the previous day get sent to HQ, by
regular mail ;)

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