Once upon a time when I was a bright-eyed senior in high school, I went to the bank and carefully withdrew the thousand dollars I had saved up hauling crates of dough, making pizzas, and scrubbing dishes at Papa Murphy’s. I took it to Circuit City and laid it all down for a brand new laptop computer. I had insisted that I would not go to college with a desktop. It seemed the definition of uncool. I’ll never forget the rewarding blue glow of the power button when I first turned it on, the quiet keys, the bright screen. It was all mine, and worth every scouring of every tomato sauce bin.
Thrown into the computer deal was a small Epson printer. It was a sharp-looking but unassuming thing. I got a different printer that had a scanner with it, and the little Epson was boxed for years. I thought it was actually dead but I took the time to try to revive it for one very important feature –
It prints onto CDs and DVDs!
They have actually discontinued this particular model, and I had to do some searching online to find a Vista-compatible driver. But I don’t care – it prints sharp images directly onto the DVDs, and it looks like magic. I love technology sometimes – when it helps me be creative, it’s awesome.
Speaking of creativity, I have a shoot tomorrow that I’m very excited about. Check back later this week to see why…