In the middle of a firestorm, your personal radio equipment stops working because the company who transmits the signals decides to revoke the air wave permission rights for your brand of radio.
What a disaster.
I have an HP that is over a decade old on a USB-B connector through a USB-C hub to my MBP. I was in my office on Friday specifically because I had reports to print. I thought that the USB protocols had somehow stopped working through the USB hub. I was ready to order a Brothers L2350 to replace the HP (and still may). I also tried installing GutenPrint with CUPS on the recommendation of a colleague. No luck. The printer was recognized, but the queue went directly to Pause mode anytime I would sent a print job.
At least with the HP updater, I was able to install the additional driver components for an HP Envy that I have at my home. And I’ve managed to get the office to update the protocols so that I can print to our networked, workstation Xerox machine in an emergency.
And of course today, my HP at work now works again.
I guess this suggests why I might want to go back to using the Windows XP system in the corner that has not been connected to the network for over a decade.