Linked by David Adams on Mon 6th Apr 2015 23:02 UTC
Internet & Networking I actually received a fax today, through the eFax account I've had since the late 90s and has mostly lain dormant during this century, so I found today's NYT article on the fax's enduring importance in Japan quite interesting. The tl;dr: Japanese were early adopters of fax and it's unbelievably intertwined with day-to-day operations of most businesses; the Japanese language and culture favor handwritten notes; people in Japan, demographically, are old and set in their ways.
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NHS dependent on fax machines
by Parry on Tue 7th Apr 2015 15:11 UTC
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The English NHS is heavily dependent on faxes. I work for a smallish NHS organisation and if our fax machine breaks it’s a major incident, so we have a backup fax machine just in case!

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