WelldeadLink: itcamefromschenectady: Also, the US Government Printing Office's budget is only about $130 million, so how are they going to save $400 million?They'll save $3 billion in inkjet ink.
Braggi: We need regulated ink pricing!
Shostie [TotalFark]2014-03-28 08:45:01 PMYes. So simple. Also working under the presumption that the government is a single, hyper-efficient entity that can change things like that on a whim.
Ambivalence: Abzzstain: Because the government only uses inkjet printers and buys single cartridges at retail prices. Surely no one in the government has ever heard of bulk purchasing. Or laser printers.Laser printers use toner. It's the "ink" equivalent and it aint cheap.
zzzzt: If the gov is spending $467,000,000 on toner, then it must be printing about 260,000,000,000 sheets per year. That's more than 800 sheets for every man, woman and child alive in the US today. Does that sound right to you?
The Googles Do Nothing: HA! HA! HA!I'M WASTING YOUR PIXELS111
italie: zzzzt: If the gov is spending $467,000,000 on toner, then it must be printing about 260,000,000,000 sheets per year. That's more than 800 sheets for every man, woman and child alive in the US today. Does that sound right to you?Yes. Yes it does.
Ambivalence: Laser printers use toner. It's the "ink" equivalent and it aint cheap.
Barfmaker: Now there's a guy who is never going to get laid in his entire life.
Saturn5: Wow, people are protective of their government font. Fixing Global Warming - we can do that, but changing fonts is hard.
DarkVader: So a font change means that you're going to have to pay a designer to redo all of those so that it looks good.
itcamefromschenectady: italie: zzzzt: If the gov is spending $467,000,000 on toner, then it must be printing about 260,000,000,000 sheets per year. That's more than 800 sheets for every man, woman and child alive in the US today. Does that sound right to you?Yes. Yes it does.There is no way that every government employee in the country prints over 40 pages every working day. And how can they save 85% of the toner by switching fonts?The government, like every other business, has been using more and more electronic documents and fewer printed ones. I have worked for a government contractor and I handled electronic documents exclusively. I currently work for a nonprofit that's owned by a public entity and I haven't printed a single sheet of paper in more than a month.When I mentioned the US Gov. Printing Office having a much smaller budget than the purported savings, it wasn't because I thought nobody ever prints out anything independently of it, but because it is absurd to think that the rest of the government prints out orders of magnitude more stuff, when the GPO has a small budget and is printing out fewer and fewer things because of people moving to electronic documents. The point of having a Printing Office is to save costs by centralizing the significant jobs.If the article was actually serious and not click bait, it would have talked about percentages.
poot_rootbeer: The Googles Do Nothing: HA! HA! HA!I'M WASTING YOUR PIXELS111What color is a monitor when it's powered off? BLACK, dummy.The more black pixels you put on my screen, the more money you're SAVING me.Thanks!!!
MaudlinMutantMollusk: itcamefromschenectady: It's been proven that you don't actually need vowels to understand English, so why not ban them from government publications? That will save a lot of ink.So, you're suggesting a vowel resection?
syrynxx: The headline says 'font'. Garamond vs. Times New Roman is not a different 'font', subtard. It is a different typeface.Bold is a font.Italic is a font.Garamond is not a font. It is a typeface. How do you feel getting a greenlight for being a moran?
fredbox: They could save more than that by not printing "This page intentionally left blank" on the pages that would be blank if they hadn't printed "This page intentionally left blank" on them.
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