Grim Reaper starts coming for fax machines, pagers, landlines | Ars Technica
China will stop giving network-access permits to some legacy communication tech.

China’s recent decision to cease issuing permits for legacy communication devices like fax machines, pagers, and landlines has many wondering if the Grim Reaper is finally coming for these tenacious tech classics. Yet, despite China’s shift in focus, there remains a curious attachment to these old-school gadgets around the globe.

Caught in a tug-of-war between the old and the new, the fax machine, pager, and landline persist as symbols of a time when communication wasn’t all about lightning-fast innovation. So, as the world whirls around us with relentless technological progress, let’s take a moment to appreciate the charm of these aging devices that still stand their ground, reminding us that sometimes, it’s the connections made that truly matter.

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