I am working overtime and am alone on the floor so there’s nobody i can ask about this. We have workmen moving around shifting furniture. One of them has just gone by pushing something which looks like nothing so much as a piano :eek:
Well i puzzled for a moment but i couldn’t figure out why on earth my company would need a piano. Upon investigating, i discovered that it was placed near where our printers are and it has the Hewlitt Packard logo on. I can’t seem to work out any other identifiers other than it’s big (about 5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 4 feet tall) and has a coffin-style part where you’d expect the strings to be housed on a piano. And it has a wide roller underneath. And looks like a piano (obviously).
It looks about as big as some of the industrial ones but it’s somehow…different…
Definitely more piano-like.
It must be some sort of magic printing gizmo but i can’t work out what we’d use it for. Unless to print out 5 foot wide sheets of paper but if we needed those we’d normally just print A4 stuff and tape em together. Not that we are an organisation that **needs ** to print 5 foot wide bits of paper with any regularity. We just happened to think it would be funky to have a detailed map of London on the wall.
This is going to bug me all night now. I’ll have to come in early to poke a manager on the head and point questioningly at it. (Point at the piano-thing, not the manager).
A plotter is a computer outout device that draws big graphics, like building plans or wiring diagrams. It uses colored pens on paper or plastic film that’s often 4 or 5 feet wide & as long as needed. Very cool indeed, but not of much use in a conventional office.
Well, given that it was a plotter, perhaps “The Spy Who Loved Me” might be the more appropriate choice!
But thanks for the laugh. Did anyone besides me get struck by the vision of Eve doing exactly that when they read the above post?
I have to say the whole ‘plotter’ thing passed me by. I just associated the word more with ‘planning’ and assumed somebody was hatching some sort of scheme.
It is starting to make a little bit of sense now. We are not that conventional an office. I still haven’t worked out what we are going to be using it for though. And i’m pissed about the lack of ambient music to accompany our work.