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11 office items and workplace norms that are on the brink of extinction

4. Fax machine

Once upon a time, the fax machine was a staple piece of technology in offices around the globe. And although people have been predicting the death of faxing for over 15 years, you might find the occasional machine dotted here and there. Although many believe that the fax machine just won’t die, the use and purpose of this device is slowly but surely diminishing each day. After all, email and SMS has made it that much quicker to communicate.

But the reason why the fax machine won’t be around for much longer No one has the time to legally sign, approve, receipt, reply, authorise and distribute a mountain of papers, which finally need be filed somewhere in an archive. Not only that, but the process of sending the actual document also takes up a lot of time.

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