#1240: Optomisation

I’ve been reading about how to save a fortune by changing my printer font so as to minimise ink usage.

In this spirit, today’s invention is a printer which presents a small optometrist’s chart on a touch screen control pad.

The user selects the line which contains the smallest readable characters, whilst standing over the machine, and the printer reformats all the pages in the current document to produce printed text which occupies the least space (saving on ink and paper).

For uberzealots, I’d also propose that the printed documents use a hybrid font (in which eg the ‘a’ is the one which uses the least ink from among all fonts, etc.) I suspect this might be a bit like an uneven version of Arial.

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