DCB wrote:When do you suppose they'll turn off all the fax machines?
Fax and Telegraph are apples and oranges.Fax
(short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax, is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.Telegraphy
(from Greek: tele τῆλε "at a distance", and graphein γράφειν "to write") is the long-distance transmission of messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message. Thus semaphore is a method of telegraphy whereas pigeon post is not.