and maintainer of:
Krak has a nice routeplanner online for danish streets and cities. It works as a charm. My sister called me the other day and asked me to print out two routes, since she was going to a wedding in the countryside.
I entered the address info for the two sites in two separate tabs in my browser and got two neat routeplans.
Then the fun begun...
I plugged in my Canon IP90, which I bought for keeping at home for these situations printing when you just need something fast or when working from home.
I put in a single sheet of paper and clicked the print button, request a more printer friendly version of the first route.
I print the pages starting from the last page, unfortunately the print job was two pages.
Ok, out came a page containing ONLY an ad - I had seen the ad on the page with the query result, but I had not noted it on the printer friendly page.
I suspended the job when the printer complained and inserted a blank sheet of paper.
I got the last page again.
My anger towards the lonely ad, was increasing.
After several tries (4-5 sheets containing only the ad)
I am unsure whether it is Apple, Canon or Krak who is screwing up and my suggestion is that websites should have a environmental friendly version so the paper use is kept to an absolute minimum.
Not having to print would of course be the nicest, but it not always an option.
Anyway, I got the printed routes handed to my sister, discarding the many ads and left her to spin the countryside burning some gas.
Well the environment seems to loose in all scenarios and the ad seems so pointless when printing.