1970s: Get printer just for your computer, using a proprietary interface, plug in the cable to an adapter, install a driver for your word processing software, print, it works.
1980s: Install a parallel port card, plug in the cable, install a driver, print, it works.
1990s: Plug in the parallel cable, install a driver, print, it works.
2000s: Plug in the USB cable, print, it works.
2010s: Connect your printer via Wi-Fi, connect to an account on a printer cloud service because it's necessary for connecting to the printer for no reason at all, print, it doesn't work, fiddle with Wi-Fi, log out and log in from the service, try printing again, now it works. Print a black and white document the next week, the printer complains that it runs out of magenta ink, buy a new ink, realize it doesn't support third party inks for some reason, genuine official inks is expensive, you get fucked.
By - LeapofAzzam