I haven’t owned a good printer since HP started giving them away with computer purchases back when I was in college. They were great at first – useful, shiny, full-color – until you ran out of your first ink cartridge after printing 20 pages. Then you were always too lazy to go to Office Max to replace them, so you’d change the text color to something you still had ink of – I think I turned in a paper with blue type once because the black cartridge was shot. And then when that runs out, you have to stumble over to the computer lab at 10 o’clock to print of your Map Quest directions. Ah, the good old days. And now, following the coming demise of the home computer after being mauled to death by your mom’s iPad, it’s time to watch your back, HP. Introducing the Little Printer, releasing in 2012. The Little Printer, and it’s accompanying app, let your subscribe to publications, your social media content, to-do lists and more, which it prints out on nice little receipt-size paper strips no longer than 10in in length. And you choose the content and delivery time. It’s the newspaper for the Twitter generation – and it’s a pretty fascinating concept. I’m not sure it’s the right answer, but I think it’s got the right idea.