Burn Burn Photocopier

A guardedly polite letter from Lisa to the Reprographics Department of Goldies regarding our efforts to rid ourselves of the now Suicidal Copier, first mentioned here:

Acquiring a new photocopier has really been a ridiculously lengthy and frustrating process. It feels as though the main thing we have all worked on for most of 2008 has been a) pushing to get a new machine b) getting it working and c) getting rid of the old one. And we are still not there.

The old machine is still sitting right in the middle of our only communal space. It is induction week. We are trying to welcome new students to the Centre. Could you please confirm when – this week – it will be moved?

The new machine works for basic copying but has still not been networked. We cannot print or scan from it, nor even submit a meter reading. The new machine was justified financially on the basis that we it would perform multiple functions. You told me we needed to use it for office printing. We have had it quite some time and have not been able to do that. I am extremely concerned that the small number of copies we have actually been able to use the machine for will work out to be inordinately expensive at this low-level useage. We have also had no staff raining beyond the engineer on the day of delivery showing me how to make a basic copy. The engineer set up folder on the L:/ drive for documents from the printer to be sent, but networking has not taken place and none of us are set up to use any of its more sophisticated printing/scanning functions.

I do understand that you, like all of us, are very busy. Even so, this has been going on for ages. Most of our correspondence to you is simply ignored. If you can give me the relevant contact details to make a) the removal and b) networking happen, we will be pleased to see to it ourselves [see pic - ed]. Otherwise, please let me have firm dates for these small jobs to be completed.

Thanks,

[we will send it to the place where all Terminators must go]

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  • Copylove  On 13/10/2008 at 19:23

    Dear Sarah and Basem,

    We STILL have a big, old photocopier blocking up the main communal access
    room at the Centre for Cultural Studies, 36 Laurie Grove. Please see my
    email below sent to Sarah Gibbon on 23 September: this is just one of many
    messages from both myself and academic colleagues pleading for the removal
    of the machine.

    Sarah, on 28 July, 18 September and 29 September you sent us one line emails
    each time promising that our old photocopier was booked in to be removed, in
    each case “next week”. Nothing has happened. What can be done?

    The comments below about the incomplete installation of our new machine are
    also still relevant.

    Regards,

    Lisa

    Hi Sarah

    Acquiring a new photocopier has really been a ridiculously lengthy and
    frustrating process. It feels as though the main thing we have all worked on
    for most of 2008 has been a) pushing to get a new machine b) getting it
    working and c) getting rid of the old one. And we are still not there.

    The old machine is still sitting right in the middle of our only communal
    space. It is induction week. We are trying to welcome new students to the
    Centre. Could you please confirm when – this week – it will be moved?

    The new machine works for basic copying but has still not been networked. We
    cannot print or scan from it, nor even submit a meter reading. The new
    machine was justified financially on the basis that we it would perform
    multiple functions. You told me we needed to use it for office printing. We
    have had it quite some time and have not been able to do that. I am
    extremely concerned that the small number of copies we have actually been
    able to use the machine for will work out to be inordinately expensive at
    this low-level useage. We have also had no staff training beyond the
    engineer on the day of delivery showing me how to make a basic copy. The
    engineer set up folder on the L:/ drive for documents from the printer to be
    sent, but networking has not taken place and none of us are set up to use
    any of its more sophisticated printing/scanning functions.

    I do understand that you, like all of us, are very busy. Even so, this has
    been going on for ages. Most of our correspondence to you is simply ignored.
    If you can give me the relevant contact details to make a) the removal and
    b) networking happen, we will be pleased to see to it ourselves. Otherwise,
    please let me have firm dates for these small jobs to be completed.

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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  • lisa  On 19/11/2008 at 11:53

    Ding dong! The Wicked Copier’s dead.
    Wake up, the Wicked Copier’s dead. It’s gone where the goblins go,
    Below-below-below…….
    Yes, let the joyous news be spread, the wicked old copier at last is DEAD.

    It really has gone, just a little whirl of dust to remind us all that it was
    ever there.

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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  • Marjory Dawes  On 19/11/2008 at 16:07

    Dust anyone? Dust?

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  • Dave  On 03/12/2008 at 20:14

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qBCDvRS16_s

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  • Liza  On 08/12/2008 at 12:52

    Hey Lisa,

    Where you get that sex change from?

    Liza

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  • Dave  On 08/12/2008 at 14:07

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XIROHAlmvGw

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  • May68  On 09/12/2008 at 19:02

    It’s like the students are organising some sort of revolution

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