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My bank recently demanded that I fax them my signature, so I used one of those convenient services that can forward an emailed image to a fax. In other words:

I was using hardware manufactured in 2010 to transmit a document via an application launched in 2004 running on an system from the 1990s which uses a standard developed in the 1980s over a protocol from the 1970s in order to use technology created in the 1960s which utilizes a network started in the early 20th century which was constructed to utilize an invention of the late 19th century — all in order to comply with a practice that is thousands of years old.