Canon cannot?

So, I’ve taken delivery of a shiny new Canon PIXMA MP600R because my old HP multifunction is no longer supported and has no Vista drivers. The Canon does not come with Vista drivers included, but a full set are available from the Canon website. I checked before I ordered, just to be sure.

So, will someone please explain why I have been sat here for four hours trying to get this thing to work? And why, when I call Canon, if I select any option on the menu that would allow me to speak to a human being, I get cut off?

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Out of nappies…

Not Tom, but my business, which celebrates its fifth birthday today.

I’ve certainly come a long way in five years, although some would argue that I’ve not come far enough. It’s taken a long time to get off the ground, much longer than expected, but it is going in the right direction. When I go to trade shows now, I don’t have to work hard to try and get appointments or persuade people to be interested in what I do – in fact, there is generally a good number of people who want to see me and discuss what I do. Now all I have to do is make some money.

Anyway, Hels and I are going out for dinner at the weekend, so I suspect we might have a beer to celebrate the birthday.