A year ago I bought a Brother  networkable multifunction device the MFC-7820N. I wrote a series of short articles all stuffed into one blog post about various issues and solutions for XP and OS X. I like the machine, but it's strictly for geeks. We have a long way to go before this type of device works reliably for the non-geek .
Anyway, today I discovered OS X Image Capture will pull in a scan over the network! Neat. I don't know if would always do that or if it's the result of various updates. Anyway, I added a note on how to do it at the end of the old blog posting.
 There's no connection to the typewriter company my father new in the 1950s or so. All these old brand names have been bought up by Chinese companies.
 I think Apple would have to resell it with their software to make it regular person friendly. At twice the price of course!