I suppose readers by now would know that I do love old technology in general, and watching the slow demise of voiceband modems has led me to conceive of a small project I would like to call Project FAX.
The whole concept of Project FAX was to have a phone number where people could fax me their last fax, as an inspiration to dust off their old modem, fax machine and or phone line and experience voiceband modem technology before it completely died out for good.
The faxes that are sent would be redacted of personal details, and if appropriate, posted online as a “time capsule” of their efforts. It is also an experiment to see how creative and far-reaching the internet and its netizens can be. I hope to receive many varied faxes, handwritten faxes, interesting stories, or even line art. Surprise me! (but please, nothing inappropriate).
The full details are here, and I encourage you all to have a think about it and to submit me a fax if they should feel bothered enough to do so. In some cases, you might not even have to pay for it as there are less authentic options which are free.
For those who don’t really want to fax and just want to know a little more about the technicalities, the first page underneath the category has some information along with actual recorded call samples. Now you can actually experience the sound of fax without faxing.
As a bonus, here is a single page fax which you would get returned to your US phone number if you faxed a page to 1-888-HP-FAX-ME:
I suspect this too won’t be around for that much longer either.
Anyway, thanks for your attention and I encourage you to share this around as widely as you see fit. I look forward to receiving your last faxes!