A Nihilist’s Enumeration

An old Blockbuster envelope teaches us a valuable lesson about alternative methods of output:


I am one of nothing, too, but I'm not proud of it.
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So what portions of your application come out of the printer? Does it work right? Does it look right? Is it correct?

It’s not enough that you make sure the print dialog comes up correctly. You need to make sure that the extras that are often added to the printed page display correctly. For example, some maps add details such as the location, some Web sites put their names on it, and some applications use formula. To ill effect in this case.

If you want to be a real rapscallion, see what happens if you print to a file or to a PDF driver of some sort. Because someone out there in the real world just might.

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