The Fax Machine Died When I Wasn’t Looking

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Of course, I’ve known the fax machine’s days were numbered for a while now. The fact of it’s death is no surprise.

But I realized today that I can’t remember the last time I sent or received a fax.

As recently as five years ago, I felt the need to have an “all in one” printer at home with a fax machine hooked up to the phone line, in case I needed to send something — likely a signed document. And for about a decade I’ve had an eFax number that I pay to be able to receive faxes and get them as a pdf — trust me it seemed cutting edge when I signed up for it.

Checking my email, I find the last fax I received was in November 2014, ironically from Silicon Valley Bank. Two received in 2014, two in 2013, six in 2012. None so far in 2015.

I think it’s safe to disconnect. This is your last chance, 510–619–1971, make it interesting!

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Josh Hannah joined Matrix Partners after a career as a serial entrepreneur (Betfair, eHow, wikiHow.) Read more about Josh.

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