The fax machine was invented in 1843: the same year that Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was published.
I know that sounds unlikely, but it’s true.
As unlikely as this ↘️ seems, it’s true. https://t.co/1ENDW2FEo7— Paul McNamara (@meta4RN) April 10, 2021
I don’t expect you to believe me, I expect you to Google it. That’s what I did, and found these Wikipedia articles:
A Christmas Carol: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol
Enough of ye olde 1843 Scottish inventions and English literature, here is a contemporary update from modern Australia:
“Don’t email it, fax it.” GP Practice, Cairns, Friday 9 April 2021. 🙄 #stupidshitinhealthcare #axethefax
All is not lost. There is a workaround to this bizarro step back in time: pretend you’re a Millennial, and say, “What’s a fax?” 🙂
Or, maybe we could do what the Brits decided to do in 2018, and start a campaign to finally axe the fax:
ICYMI: We need the best tech for our NHS – not outdated tech like fax machines.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) December 9, 2018
As part of our tech revolution to bring our NHS into the 21stC we’re banning fax machines in the NHS 📠 🛑#AxeTheFaxhttps://t.co/SZAwgd3LhI
That’s it. A short rant is a good rant. 🙂
Has your workplace managed to axe the fax? You’re welcome to share your experience and thoughts via the comments section below.
Paul McNamara, 11 April 2021
Short URL meta4RN.com/fax