Monday, November 8, 2010

Thank you Agfa SnapScan 1212

My old Agfa scanner - is this company even in business anymore?
This weekend I retired my very old and very faithful Agfa scanner. I truly don’t remember when we bought it; I know we’ve had it for at least fourteen years. Fourteen years?! For a piece of computer hardware? Totally unheard of! Despite broken hinges and a scratch on the glass, it’s outlasted several PC’s and countless versions of Windows. Simply amazing!

With the prospect of marketing greeting cards dawning on my horizon, I knew I’d need to upgrade to a newer piece of scan/print technology. Enter the HP Photosmart Premium All-In-One. It slices. It dices. It makes julienne fries…well, not really. But it does print, scan, copy, and probably do several other things I haven’t yet read about in the manual. The scans are amazing and it prints photos like a dedicated photo machine. Phew! I’m happy. :-)

New HP scanner complete with photo print of my artwork
Still, it wouldn’t have been right to retire the old machine without giving it a fair send-off. Thank you, Agfa Snapscan 1212. You took me through a lot of years and I am grateful. Whoever said that technology can’t have a heart?


  1. Nice eulogy! But don't worry, the old Agfa will have a good home across the hall in my office. Hey, it still works, well enough for my (very infrequent) scanning needs. --Matt

  2. I'm glad I'll be able to visit it from time to time. Somehow that gives me a sense of closure about it all. ;-)