faxophobe

I admit it: I’m a faxophobe. I don’t understand fax machines, I’m scared of fax machines, I don’t like using them. I also don’t understand their continued existence, in the days of PDFs and their ilk, but whatever. Today, I had to fax Macromedia (and yesterday I had to fax my Dad). It was traumatic. I have no idea whether or not it got there, what it looked like when it got there, etc. It sucks. Also, the fax machine here at Digitopolis is this odd old thing with wierd, user-unfriendly commands on the LCD screen, and it prints out incomprehensible reports. No ‘you fax was successful’. Instead, there’s some kindof code, another line says ok, and I’ve no idea what any of means. All I want is an ok or an error message, and I can’t tell them apart.
So I’m a faxophobe. Give me email anyday!

8 Replies to “faxophobe”

  1. I’m the same way with faxes. I always prefer for people to scan stuff and then send it to me. The big problem is that not many people have the bandwidth to do that (they don’t know how to shrink the files and so you suddenly get 10 8meg files sent to you) or see any reason to switch. I’m looking forward to getting myself one of those all in one deals which is a fax/scanner/printer, then I should be able to recieve faxes as attachments (and send them like that) anyways.

  2. I’m the same way with faxes. I always prefer for people to scan stuff and then send it to me. The big problem is that not many people have the bandwidth to do that (they don’t know how to shrink the files and so you suddenly get 10 8meg files sent to you) or see any reason to switch. I’m looking forward to getting myself one of those all in one deals which is a fax/scanner/printer, then I should be able to recieve faxes as attachments (and send them like that) anyways.

  3. For the most part I loathe fax machines. I really despise fax junk mail too (of which I just received two separate items).

    Most of all I hate it when people print out their entire website and fax it to me with minor copy changes on it.

  4. For the most part I loathe fax machines. I really despise fax junk mail too (of which I just received two separate items).

    Most of all I hate it when people print out their entire website and fax it to me with minor copy changes on it.

  5. Faxes blow.

    I’m generally reduced to a nervous wreck at the prospect of faxing anything.

    I hate faxes more than I hate lineups.

    If a fax machine were a person, he would drive his station wagon with a Coors Light in his hand, scratch his balls and slap you on the back.

  6. Faxes blow.

    I’m generally reduced to a nervous wreck at the prospect of faxing anything.

    I hate faxes more than I hate lineups.

    If a fax machine were a person, he would drive his station wagon with a Coors Light in his hand, scratch his balls and slap you on the back.

  7. uh oh. i really like faxing things. especially the smell of the ink on that slippy bit of fax paper you get as a transmission report.

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