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By Brianna Wray

Tech Talk: Fax Apps


April 18, 2019

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One might assume that the facsimile, or fax as it came to be known, is a thing of the past. Faxes are obsolete technology from the days of screeching modems and are better relegated to the past along with floppy disks.

If you're faxing in 2019, you might as well pull out a chisel and slab of limestone. Why not send a telegram? Or spend 6-8 weeks raising a homing pigeon. They fly between 600 and 800 miles a day. Surely that's faster and more rewarding than sending a fax.

The idea of faxing today is a bit backwards when most everyone you meet has a computer in their pocket with a host of co...

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