[rescue] Anyone have an IBM Network Printer 17?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 08:45:32 CST 2006

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>>> Those are all non-OEM parts. You might get $50 or so for it if you
>>> advertised it as IBM genuine.
>> Not made by IBM parts are OEM. OEM menas that someone else made it.
> The O in OEM stands for "original".  The "original equipment
> manufacturer" is the company that originally made the device.  In the
> case of an IBM printer, that'd probably be IBM or the company IBM
> contracted to construct the printer or the company that bought the IBM
> printer division (Lexmark, for most printers).

They didn't really *buy* it.  They used to *be* part of IBM.

Peace...  Sridhar

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