Monopolists want to create human inkjet printers

A package of HP inkjet ink; it has been modified to incorporate the word- and logo-marks of Insulet and Dexcom. The image on the front of the box has been replaced with a man’s bare stomach; the man is wearing an insulin pump. The sides of the box have been overlaid with a Matrix ‘code waterfall’ effect. The menacing red eye of HAL9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey glares out of the box.Image: Cryteria (modified) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HAL9000.svg CC BY 3.0: https://creativecommons

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