In High-Tech Japan, the Fax Machines Roll On

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Back in 2013, The New York Times reported that "In High-Tech Japan, the Fax Machines Roll On ... Japan is renowned for its robots and bullet trains, and has some of the world's fastest broadband networks. But it also remains firmly wedded to a pre-Internet technology — the fax machine — that in most other developed nations has joined answering machines, eight-tracks and cassette tapes in the dustbin of outmoded technologies.

Last year alone, Japanese households bought 1.7 million of the old-style fax machines, which print documents on slick, glossy paper spooled in the back. In the United States, the device has become such an artifact that the Smithsonian is adding two machines to its collection, technology historians said..."

Seen on OSNews.

Faxes are still used around here in United States of America (USA). :P

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Why the fax machine isn’t quite dead yet

BBC reported this never dying machines back on 2/25/2015 as well.
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Same for casette tapes, vehicle traffics, etc.

/. shared a British Broadcast Company (BBC) news article about Japan's ancient technology stuff. This old school ant doesn't feel bad with old stuff. :P
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