My wife’s very expensive EpsonAmerica printer just gave a message saying it had reached the end of its service life and proceeded to brick itself. Apparently she can pay to service it or buy a new one even though it was working fine. Outrageous!
Professor Jonathan Zittrain replies: "A printer self-bricking after awhile is a great example of 'you think you bought a product, but you really rented a service.'"
July 22, 2022