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(Network World)   "NFL players will no longer have to search for a fax machine to execute a deal" ... (challenge flag thrown)   (networkworld.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Elvis Dumervil, NFL, NFL Players Association  
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1521 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Apr 2013 at 8:27 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-26 08:34:27 AM  
To the guillotines with the lot of them, i say!

/execute
 
2013-04-26 08:55:00 AM  
Every time I have to use our office fax machine, I wonder why it's the one piece of 80s technology that has yet to be replaced by anything else.
 
2013-04-26 09:13:25 AM  
So back to the question: Had Dumervil used DocuSign instead of a fax machine would he still be with the Denver Broncos?
I emailed that lone question to the NFLPA, DocuSign and the latter's public relations firm. Shortly afterward I received a paragraph-long answer from the PR rep that extolled the virtues of DocuSign but didn't come within 100 yards of addressing my question.  On the second try, I heard back from NFLPA spokesman Mike Donnelly:
"The answer is no. DocuSign doesn't replace the agreement between the NFLPA and NFL for player contracts to be faxed."



So then......what is the purpose of DocuSign?  Also these two groups could not be run more poorly if they made it an actual goal to be the worst run organizations in history.
 
2013-04-26 09:18:30 AM  
I thought they gave them the ability to agree with contracts by using one stomp for "yes" and two stomps for "no" ages ago.
 
2013-04-26 09:20:09 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Every time I have to use our office fax machine, I wonder why it's the one piece of 80s technology that has yet to be replaced by anything else.


Because courts refuse to switch to something newer. Doctor's offices follow suit.  It's 95% of the reason that fax machines are still in common use.
 
2013-04-26 10:10:18 AM  
I'm still annoyed there isn't an easy way to fax from my computer anymore for free. Can you do it over google voice yet or anything? Can't even option+print anymore without a modem or landline.
 
2013-04-26 11:26:09 AM  
I know everyone loves to hate on fax machines, but in my 30+ years of taking orders at my small business...phone calls at the beginning, then to faxes then to email.  I can honestly say that errors increased after each technological innovation.  We get far more "you didn't get my order?" emergencies from emails than we did by fax.
 
2013-04-26 02:22:55 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Joe_diGriz: Every time I have to use our office fax machine, I wonder why it's the one piece of 80s technology that has yet to be replaced by anything else.

Because courts refuse to switch to something newer. Doctor's offices follow suit.  It's 95% of the reason that fax machines are still in common use.


FWIW, courts in Florida have switched to e-service. Attorneys can now certify that a document has been served on the other party by certifying that a copy has been sent to the attorney's e-mail address that is on file with the court.

/I am not a lawyer.
//But I have one.
 
2013-04-26 02:32:42 PM  
Marv Albert approves.
 
2013-04-26 02:43:09 PM  

almandot: I'm still annoyed there isn't an easy way to fax from my computer anymore for free. Can you do it over google voice yet or anything? Can't even option+print anymore without a modem or landline.


I have two things that essentially remove my need for a fax machine:

1) A scanner that scans to PDF (which I use when I have to fax a signed copy of a document).
2) PrimoPDF to generate PDF from any other application where I would normally print a hard copy.

Those two, plus e-mail, and I haven't used an actual fax machine in a long time.
 
2013-04-26 09:54:26 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Every time I have to use our office fax machine, I wonder why it's the one piece of 80s technology that has yet to be replaced by anything else.


Fax machines predate the 80's. From Wikipedia "A landmark year was 1964, in which the Xerox Corporation introduced (and patented) what many consider to be the first commercialized version of the modern fax machine, under the name (LDX) or Long Distance Xerography". If I have to use a fax machine I feel like I'm stuck in a crappy reality show, forced to live with technology from forty years ago.
 
2013-04-27 03:33:10 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Doctor's offices follow suit.


Fax transmission are only subject to the "privacy" rule, not the "security" rule under HIPAA. Email is subject to both rules. Which means if you're shipping around private data there's less procedural hassle to use the fax machine, even if it's more physical work.

Also insurance companies still run largely on paper. In no small part because the still run largely on COBOL business systems. Big providers can afford to have someone write a program to get data into the format the insurance company needs, but for small providers physical paperwork can be less hassle -- frequently there's not a web-based claim entry system available.
 
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