Technology has moved so rapidly. It's hard to keep up and sometimes we just find it too expensive to keep up or we just don't want to part with old helpers that still work fine.
My records show that I bought this Canon copier in 1996. It is the kind that you do one page at a time. That takes a little time but then we had this kind in the offices. We didn't have the zip through marvels that we now use.
It has been a workhorse. I had no trouble with it and had to buy a cartridge very few times. It will still work BUT some screw that held the little feeder door broke and that screw messed up the paper holder and now the paper holder won't open and close.
Then this Sharp fax machine is probably even older. I didn't keep my purchase date. It has also been a workhorse. I put rolls of paper in it.
I decided to be fancier and replaced it once with one that called a plain-paper fax. That was the worst fax ever. I took it to the office and set it up front with a sign that said "FREE." Whoever took didn't get a bargain! I then dragged this one back out. It now has quit being legible. Still works but you just can't read the faxes very well.
I replaced them this week with an HPLaserJet M1319f MFP which is taking me some time to learn.
I also put aside my old HP LaserJet 1100A but it is NOT going to the graveyard until I see how this new thing works. It's just moved off to the side for awhile. It is ancient too and the scan part quit working because of a new computer that it couldn't understand. I really need a scanner and a fax and that's why I indulged.
My old friends do deserve this eulogy. They were worth every cent that I paid for them and I wish they could have a life beyond, sorta like Charles Buell's Raven.