What Linda Gets When She Gives Us The Prompt “Beside You” #socs

Canon CanoScan LiDE 120. Source: Canon.com

This is going to sound like a commercial, so just to let everyone know, I bought this myself and I’m not getting paid to write this.

Over twenty years ago, I had an HP flatbed scanner. It cost a fortune, connected to my computer with a SCSI card (remember those?), and it did a great job, but I rarely used it, and it took up a lot of "real estate" on the computer table. Finally I detached it and put it on the shelf in the closet of the spare bedroom, where it remains to this day.

A couple of years ago, Mary decided she wanted to scan her knitting patterns to load them onto her iPad. The old scanner wouldn’t connect to the computer I have now, so I needed something that would. I found the scanner above, the CanoScan LiDE 120, at Overstock, and ordered it.

Compared to my previous experience with hooking up a scanner, where I had to pull my computer apart to install a SCSI card before I hooked the scanner up, this was a USB plug and play hookup. I installed the software I needed to use it, and we started scanning, all within about ten minutes.

I’m no judge of scan quality, but it did a good job in that it was legible and we were able to scan multiple pages into a single PDF. It’s turned out to be a very handy piece of equipment. I use it to scan documents into Evernote so I can get rid of the paper document.

See what you get when you tell me "the first thing beside me," Linda?


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12 thoughts on “What Linda Gets When She Gives Us The Prompt “Beside You” #socs

  1. Nice. I have the scanner on my printer and don’t use it much but then again I am fond of paper so why would I want to get rid of it? It’s why I have 3 paper planners instead of using my phone or computer as my organizer. LOL

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  2. I have a scanner on my printer. I don’t use it much but I have needed it from time to time. My thoughts are it’s available when I need it.

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