Fax Machine: The Unsung Hero of 2022
Who says the fax machine doesn't still have some flair? More than 1.3 million faxes were sent via FaxZero in 2022, and it seems the preferred method for contacting elected officials is the good old-fashioned fax. With many of them getting the lion's share of faxes, it's almost as if there's a secret competition for the coveted title of "Most Faxed Official." In 2022, the winner was Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), dethroning previous years' champions Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). It's like the fax Olympics, and we can't wait to see who grabs the gold next year.
But wait, there's more! FaxZero isn't just for bombarding politicians. Turns out, it's a popular way to communicate with businesses, medical offices, and government agencies. In 2022, MOHELA, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, took the cake as the most-faxed destination. And let's not forget our friends in health, finance, and customer service – Tempus Unlimited, Capital One, Bank of America, TD Ameritrade, Progressive Direct Auto, and UPS all received a hefty share of faxes. So, here we are, stuck in a world where the fax machine is both a relic and a modern marvel, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
After all, the fax machine has been around for longer than some of us have been alive, and it's managed to keep a firm grip on our communication habits. It's a testament to the power of perseverance, even in the face of relentless technological innovation. So, let's raise a glass to the unsung hero of 2022, the fax machine – still delivering messages when you're caught between a rock and a hard place.