HP – Rude and impolite

This makes me mad. I’ve got a HP all-in-one printer, scanner copier. All I want it for is to print and scan. On the Mac the printer is plug and play so no messing about with drivers for that. I just need a driver for the scanner. So I insert the disc and find myself having to download 18 applications weighing in at 55 meg. No option to just install the scanning application – I’ve got to take the whole lot, picture editing, the works. Now that is rude, it is impolite [pdf] and it is selfish. If Mr Hewlett and Packard invited me to dinner I would come alone. I wouldn’t bring my family, extended family and assorted hangers on. So why do they think they can gate crash my computer like this.