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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Yes and while your at it...

"You wrote "In the meantime, what is so differnet about an emailed doc printed out and a fax?" - well, the difference is that an emailed doc DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PRINTED!! What is this fascination with having to print everything?"

Two words: paper trails. For many environments, having an unpowered, physical copy of something is a legal requirement. The biggest reason the paperless office went nowhere was because it ran smack into the law.

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