Remember the promise of the paperless office? That never happened, and for some people the paper thing is so important that theyâ€™ll bring a printer with them to the coffee shop. So I guess what the future really gave us was the office-less office.
Imma coffee shop printinâ€™ fool
Mobile Printer Guy had his laptop, newspaper, a couple books, tablet computer, and printer all set up on the coffee shop table. It wasnâ€™t a portable printer, but at least it wasnâ€™t a full-on office laser printer.
My coffee shop rule for computers says you can bring it if it fits in a day pack or courier bag. I hadnâ€™t thought about a computer bag big enough to carry a laptop and a small desktop printer. Mobile Printer Guy gets off on a technicality, but Iâ€™m clearly going to have to look at revising my coffee shop computer rule.
Iâ€™m thinking I should also introduce Mobile Printer Guy to the Mobile iMac Guy. Maybe they could find someone with portable office walls and set up some cubicles next to the creamer cart.