Wednesday, as I was getting ready to leave work, I was printing off some stuff I wanted to read while on the plane to Boston. Tim O’Reilly had recently written an interesting post about the lessons he’s learned so far from his pursuit for a blogging code of conduct. It was too much to really take it all in by reading it on the screen. I printed it off.
Well yesterday I got on the plane. I pulled out the print out of the Tim O’Reilly post. Much to my frustration, I found that the only the first page of the post had printed and that the other 10 pages were all comments.
After further investigation, I see that Tim uses Six Apart‘s product Moveable Type to power his blog. I had written before about how Typepad blogs do not print well. I guess this goes for Six Apart’s whole product line.
I can’t be the only one who prints off blog posts from time to time. Sometimes its easier for me to process what I’m reading if I can scribble on it.
How do you guys feel about this? Anybody else print out blog posts from time to time?
What can we do to fix this? Can someone pass a message to Mena Trott and the folks at Six Apart? It seriously wouldn’t take that long to institute a print style sheet. Maybe if we all start talking about it, they’ll pay attention.