I am sad to announce the death today of 198.168.1.1, a Florida device. Originally from Hewlett-Packard, 198.168.1.1 moved to Fry's Electronics in LA at a young age, where he was rescued and joined his adopted family of HP products at the Matlock home. He served in the great photo scan of 2012, the infamous email printout of 2014, moved four times, and everything seemed fine until a scanner-copier seizure in 2015 disabled 198.168.1.1 at which point he retired to the side desk. He is survived by a large family of other pieces of HP office equipment, most of whom are older than he was. He died dramatically and loudly on January 3rd, 2017 of roller failure, while surrounded by his fellows, attempting to print out one last barcode despite his age. He was living on borrowed toner toward the end. 198.168.1.1 will not be missed.

Jan 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM
I am sad to announce the death today of 198.168.1.1, a Florida device. Originally from Hewlett-Packard, 198.168.1.1 moved to Fry's Electronics in LA at a young age, where he was rescued and joined his adopted family of HP products at the Matlock home. He served in the great photo scan of 2012, the infamous email printout of 2014, moved four times, and everything seemed fine until a scanner-copier seizure in 2015 disabled 198.168.1.1 at which point he retired to the side desk. He is survived by a large family of other pieces of HP office equipment, most of whom are older than he was. He died dramatically and loudly on January 3rd, 2017 of roller failure, while surrounded by his fellows, attempting to print out one last barcode despite his age. He was living on borrowed toner toward the end. 198.168.1.1 will not be missed.
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