Region Coding For Profit

The bastards at Hewlett-Packard have region coded inkjet printers to only accept region appropriate ink cartridges. Like a $56 Bic pen, restricting use to a single country and then saying you are not trying to make money on it. They aren’t the only one’s, Apple are also dumbing down standards for the local US market making the computers useless outside of the country — via BoingBoing

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