Why do people still use fax machines?


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 07 Feb 2019

It turns out that in many cases, faxing is more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.

The fax machine is a symbol of obsolete technology long superseded by computer networks – but faxing is actually growing in popularity.

Four years ago, I wrote a history of 160 years of faxing, saying my book covered “the rise and fall of the fax machine.” The end I predicted has not yet come: Millions of people, businesses and community groups send millions of faxed pages every day, from standalone fax machines, multifunction printers and computer-based fax services.

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