Have you ever sent or received a fax? Me too. About a thousand times I think. Back in the days before email, the fax was the best way to send a document. As late as 2006, I was sending and receiving faxes as part of my job at the car dealership. Despite the fact that everyone had email accounts at that time, our business was still sending and receiving faxes regarding vehicle financing, vendor payments, etc.
Even today, five years later, there are still people using the fax machine daily. It’s an established form of business communication, and despite the rise of email, the fax hasn’t disappeared.
Yet clearly, the days of the fax machine are dwindling. At some point, they will disappear. It’s inevitable.
I talk about the fax machine because I think it illustrates the manner in which desktop PCs will decline. Eventually, they will be overtaken by mobile devices, a.k.a. smart phones and tablets.
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