Fax machines [WAS: Re: In defense of NASA ...]

From: Mark Gregory <mgregory_at_vantageresearch.com>
Date: Mon Jun 12 10:29:19 2000

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From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
To: 'classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org' <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Monday, June 12, 2000 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: In defense of NASA: was Re: Wirin' up blinkenlights

>> This is true of computers, fax machines (which
>> were invented in the 1700's BTW), and telecommunications. Without some
>> other force driving the creation of technology, mainstream folks don't
>> change their ways.
>I was aware that Toshiba was building facsimile machines in 1928
>in Japan, but I didn't know the ability to send an image to a remote
>location predated the deployment of electricity.

Unless there is "prior art" that I'm unaware of, Doug is off by a century.
See http://www.thg.org.uk/articles.htm#FACSIMILE for a brief history of the
development of fax technology.

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