Mac users: avoid the Ricoh Aficio SP100SU at all costs

A friend got the Ricoh Aficio SP100SU printer for free in an offer from PC World online. On paper, it looks like a nice little black & white laser printer with scanning, so a nice freebie.

However, there are absolutely no Mac drivers available, and I even had trouble finding the XP drivers in a VM, resorting to a Windows 8 test VM I had for an old project. The Ricoh website seems to be have been designed by a team of the decendants of German Enigma builders, escaped from Nazi Germany and spirited away to be raised in a fortified compound in the highlands of Chile, far from innovations such as “usability” and “democracy”.

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