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I completely believe this to be true of those printers whose cartdiges have the print head as part of the cartridge (looks at Hewlett-Packard).
Although you have to give credit to their labels (tags) over folders, strong search capability, free IMAP/POP access, themeing and probably a bunch of other things forgotten.
Hmm, yeah, I’d forgotten the labels. That was innovative.
The integrated instant messaging was innovative, too, as far as I know.
The storage space was well ahead of its time. Other free e-mail providers have followed suit, but Gmail broke ground.
The main two things I admire about Gmail, though (and I’d forgotten one, until you mentioned it) are its spam handling and its mail search feature. Both are second-to-none.
I will attest to the cost of running the Canon Pixma series of printers. It is simply the cheapest of all, and also happens to produce the best-looking, plain-paper printouts I've ever seen.
The participant asked why digital file formats (jpg, mpeg-3, mpeg-4, jpeg2000, and so on) can't allow the same degradation and remain viewable.
Because all of those are compressed, and take up a tiny fraction of the space that a faithful digital recording of the information on a film reel would take up. If you want lossless-level data integrity, use lossless formats for your masters.
I agree. I was spanked as a child and I know I am better for it.
The difference is parents who use spanking as a form of discipline, and spanking as a way to release their anger, which should never be done. I remember being about ten years old, maybe younger, and knowing whether I was being punished because I had done something wrong or punished because I had made someone angry.