As I’m sort of watching the Orange Bowl (it’s really just on in the background), a funny ad caught my eye. A guy comes into a [copy shop] and asks for color copies of a stack of documents. The employee points out that they are black and white documents, so shouldn’t she just use that copier? No, the boss asked for color copies, the guy says. The employee says, “but they won’t be color…” and the guy (now proven to be a moron) says, “But they will if they’re done on the color copier.”
“OK, so I’ll just make black and white copies.”
“Why, is the color copier broken?”
So it’s not exactly Laurel & Hardy, but still, it gave me a new example to use… using a color copier to duplicate a black and white document could very well be an example of the “waste of overprocessing.”
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