Today Doc posts about retiring an old “1980-vintage Panafax PX-100 fax machine”.
However, I have a bigger request. When will we rid the planet of fax machines entirely? I mean, technically do they really have a purpose these days?
It seems that the workflow for faxing is ridiculously wasteful for most fax transmissions.
Basically, I print something just so I can fax it. Why waste the paper? When all I really need to do is email or “remote print” the document.
Then if the receiver actually needs to use the content of a fax they would have to re-type it or OCR the page (Ugh!)
Please! What a waste!
Don’t we really need cheaper network-accessible remote printers? I believe this will lead to fax extinction!