Fax machines and dinosaurs have become colloquially interchangeable.
The U.S. Postal Service is either “as crucial as ever, or it’s about to go the way of the fax machine.” An Australian columnist warns that “retirement will disappear like the fax machine.” Wonders The Guardian, “Should the current model of education go the way of the fax machine?” It’s as if fax machines were obliterated by an asteroid in a mass technological extinction event in 1999; they’re as relevant as a Triceratops.
Which is sad. Fax machines are great — and we should bring them back.
I’m not saying we need to throw our iPhones into the ocean and go back to living like it’s 1990.