#1603 – Dialed

I remember being excited when we got a fax machine back at the first place I worked. The excitement quickly wore off when I realized there wasn’t anything fun to do with it. It was kind of like back in 1994 when I was the only person I knew in real life with an email address.

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6 thoughts on “#1603 – Dialed”

  1. Saul1245 says:

    I’m imagining your first workplace looking at the Fax Machine with their jaws dropped saying, “WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!?!?!?!” hahaha… sorry, it’s like 2 am…

  2. I *do* know what a fax machine is, but I’ve never really understood how it works until quite recently. I have asked mom to explain this to me a couple of times I think, but my brain just hasn’t bothered remembering it…

    I like how the fax machine’s got that yellowy-brown color that white computers and other electronic things usually get as they age. Reminds me of our first computer, that we threw away at the garbage dump… Rest in peace, computer!

  3. Justin says:

    I know a guy that does a fair bit of public speaking. One of his more common jokes was to ask “Who here was on the Internet in 1994?” Usually there are a few people who put up their hands. The response? “Perverts! There was only one thing to do online in ’94 if you didn’t work for a university…”

  4. kingklash says:

    I remember the dumb people stories that cropped up after fax machines became more popular and plentiful. Like the guy who was using his floor’s machine as a long-way-around copy machine.

  5. Florian says:

    We do have a fax machine at work and – believe it or not – I’m still sending fax messages on a regular basis. Some business partners still insist on it, especially for signed pages.

    1. Chris says:

      Oh, I believe it.

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