The birthers certainly notice the anti-birther claims that Obama’s long form birth certificate is just a plain old scan by a Xerox machine of the original (rotated and saved by Preview on a Mac computer). In fact they anticipate that when they start testing with facsimiles of the President’s long form, what they get will be a perfect PDF file matching that from the White House. Does this mean that they are abandoning forgery claims? Well, no. Here’s their escape scenario, courtesy of a comment at Obama Release Your Records:
Make absolutely certain you’re(sic) Xerex (sic) machine in your office is not connected to phone line or internet! During the month of August and Sept (sic) the Xerex (sic) company has conspired to download what they call a "firmware" update to every copy and fax machine in America. The sole purpose of this conspiracy is to make so every machine closely reproduces the exact factors that Sherifs (sic) Posse detected that the birth certificate is fake. They want it so when the case gets to trial that EVERY copy machine will produce layers and background halos and mystery fonts so they can apply Alynskyite ridicule in the Supreme Courtroom. You can prevent this by making sure there is no connection except for the powerline so this "Trojan" firmware cannot be installed by the conspiring parties.
Of course this illiterate birther is saying that a computer algorithm could produce all the marks of forgery in the Obama birth certificate, denying what the birthers said before about the impossibility of such a thing. At this point I should note that Xerox machines do not automatically update their firmware. You have to download the firmware and then manually apply it.
What’s ironic is that there is a "grain of truth" in this. A Xerox user reported that the machine can actually change one number into another number in scanning. Xerox has acknowledged the problem and I daresay they will issue a fix for it. It’s the same JBIG2 compression routine that is also responsible for some of what birthers think are indications of forgery in the Obama certificate, specifically when two letters have identical bitmaps. Misidentifying letters and/or numbers (NOT OCR) and replacing them (in an extreme case) turns two different numbers into one identical bitmap. However, if the fix changes anything, it will make patched Xerox machines produce scans LESS LIKE the Obama certificate. Read more at ABC news (ignore the video on that page).