Sending a Fax
btillman99 at yahoo.com
Sat May 7 14:30:31 UTC 2011
I knew this thread would bring up some ironies. For the record it's all in their
minds. E-Mails have been upheld in the US Court system as legal documents. And
those people afraid or distrusting of e-mail have only to give me their fax
number and watch how quickly I can send them bogus fax documents. Like I said,
it's all in their minds. Faxing is no safer or more secure than any other form
of comminication. Its simply a waste of ink, toner and paper as far as I'm
I just finished an assignment at a dinosaur of a company which still prints of
sets of huge D and E size drawings for their estimating department. When I
showed them the things you can do with a software package like Bluebeam Revu,
they scoffed at it because it costs $189 per seat. I showed them how they were
wasting $200 to $500 each week printing out huge sets of drawings. In just on
month they could have bought enough licensed copied of Revu to account for this
and then stop printing so much paper which only ends up in the trash. Their
secretaries were still sending out proposals via fax even when the client
requested a PDF be sent by e-mail. Their reason for this was, "This is the only
way we know how and we've done it like this for so long, we don't want to
IMHO...Faxing is so last century.
From: David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us>
To: FreeBSD Questions <questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Fri, May 6, 2011 1:30:58 PM
Subject: Re: Sending a Fax
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:47 AM, Bill Tillman <btillman99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I read the other replies to your post so let me put in my 2 cents worth. For
> last few years, I have basically abandoned faxing in favor of e-mailing PDF
> other document files. Paperless is not only more efficient but its green too.
Believe it or not, there are industries where faxing is still the
norm. Many industrial suppliers want purchase orders by fax. It also
seems to be the common way that pharmacies communicate with doctors'
offices. These are conservative industries where email (and
especially, email attachments) are still viewed with some suspicion.
A lot of times these days the actual endpoint is a digital fax system,
though; sometimes the fax never actually reaches paper.
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