<jargon, abuse> (Sun) 1. A printer.
2. A person who wastes paper. This epithet should be interpreted in a broad
sense; "wasting paper" includes the production of spiffy but content-free
documents. Thus, most suits are tree-killers.
This term may derive from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". in
which Treebeard the Ent uses it to refer to the orcs' master, Saruman of
Isengard. Saruman represents, among other things, technology at its most
See also: dead tree.
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