TIL that back in 2013, Xerox had scanners that would randomly change numbers after scanning a document.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/id/100945451

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  1. > D. Kriesel, a German Ph.D. student studying computational geometry, encountered a strange problem when scanning a blueprint on a common Xerox office scanner. The numbers denoting the square footage of rooms were totally wrong, and what’s more, they changed when he scanned the blueprint again.

    >Intrigued, Kriesel tried scanning a table of costs and figures. Numbers changed again—but not wildly, just by a little bit: 54.60 became 54.80, for instance.

    Another article on that same news: https://www.theregister.com/2013/08/06/xerox_copier_flaw_means_dodgy_numbers_and_dangerous_designs/

    Yeah, that could potentially result in lawsuits or other legal mess with Xerox being caught in the crossfire. Such as a purchase contract’s or construction plan’s numbers being silently changed.

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