Monday, July 14, 2008

Paper formats

I had to make a photocopy of AT&T cell phone bill. The fancy photocopier was trying hard, but couldn't figure out what format the paper is. It produced bunch of useless copies with either sides or tops/bottoms severely cut off. So I measured it by hand and compared to all standard (ISO 216) and "standard" (letter/legal/etc) paper formats, as found on Wikipedia. Guess what. None of the formats for either standard or "standard" papers matches the AT&T bill. Don't you love when somebody invents his own standards.

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