They were huge in the 1970s and 1980s and still vital in the early 1990s, but the Internet, email and instant messaging has downgraded fax machines to slow, bulky, low-quality copy machines. Yet, even with the inclusion of fax capability in today’s computers, Americans still bought 350,000 fax machines in 2012, down 14 percent from 2011, according to data from NPD. In many municipalities, signed contracts sent by fax are considered legal, while scanned, signed documents or PDFs are not, which contributes to continued use of fax machines.
Old Technology We Still Use
Despite the march of innovation, these seven older tech items continue to live on.
With technology ever moving forward, it’s easy to forget about all those once invaluable gadgets you’ve cast aside in favor of the latest and greatest innovations. But we typically don’t get rid of the old tech; some of it sits around the house or the office gathering dust, while other items are used in a more limited fashion. Here are seven technologies you might have thought were extinct but are still being used. How many of these do you still use?
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