We live in an age of incredible modern technology. Communications are instantaneous. The internet is everywhere. Our world is wireless. Any device, any content, any time, any place. Right?
I like to consider myself ahead of the times, as well. I don’t mind spending money on technology that I feel can radically enhance my life. I felt that way about the internet in 1995, about digital cell phones in 2000, and about the Mac in 2005.
Well, yesterday I took a major step backward in time when I had the privilege of purchasing my…
Yes, friends. In spite of the vast internet touching every aspect of our lives, making high definition communication an every day occurrence, there are still people (mostly government agencies) out there who only communicate via FAX! After all the technical achievement we’ve made, they still insist that 33.6 kilobits per second is plenty fast for anyone to transmit a document, using a dedicated copper wire that can only do one at a time… I scoff!
How has this technological marvel of the 70’s lasted almost 40 years? And we still use it?
…All this, just to get a measly signature on a document… blah! Wake up, world!!! Basically, I now have another useless appliance, which I will only use once a year, drawing power in my house. An appliance which could be replaced by technology which we all already all have but totally refuse to use.
Yet another reason why America is #1.
(The good news is, the fax machine cost me $29.99 with an additional $10 mail-in rebate! So if I can just resist the laziness to send in the rebate (why would I do it anyway… I have to wait 90 days and go through miles of red tape just to get $10 back?!?) this thing might only end up costing me $19.99. (And yes, it included the ink cartridges!))