Fax Machines Arent Magic

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I can’t believe my health insurance makes me fax certain forms. What year is this?

Well, anyway… that reminds me of something that happened to me many years ago back when fax machines were more common.

An AT&T executive handed me two copies of something and said, “Here’s two copies. File this copy, and fax this other one to [destination].”

I’m not sure if he printed 2 copies by mistake and was making a joke, or did he really think that fax machines were like Star Trek transporters and literally sent the original to the destination.

He wasn’t the kind of guy that made jokes and he said it to me very seriously.

I just took both copies and moved on.

Tom Limoncelli

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