<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" (http://sf.www.lysator.liu.se/sf_archive/sf-texts/SF_resource_guide/sfrgft.htm). 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 misguided.
See also: dead tree.
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