History’s cutting-edge technologies, and their backwards counterparts.
We have recently looked back at the history of the fax machine, and how technology has progressed since then. Now, faxing is possible via email, and is far more efficient than it has ever been.
But, while fax to email is one of the cutting edge offerings of the 21st century, the fax machine itself was once one of the cutting edge inventions of the 19th century. That’s right, the first fax machine was invented in the mid-1800s, around the time that the American people were migrating west.
But, as the following list will prove, history is full of occurrences like this:
- The Guillotine and Darth Vader: The first Star Wars film was released before the last person was put to death by guillotine in France.
- Oxford and the Aztecs: While Oxford University already had hundreds of years of education under its belt when it was officially founded in 1249, the Aztecs only founded Tenochtitlán in 1325.
- Wolly Mammoths and the Pyramids: Experts maintain that small groups of mammoths survived up until 1650 BC, at which point the pyramids of Giza were around 1000 years old.
- Whales and Moby Dick: Whales, with their long lifespans, can live for over 200 years, which means that some whales alive today were born before 1851, the year in which Moby Dick was first published.
FaxFX continues to provide services that are so advanced, that they will probably end up on a very similar list 100 years from now. For more on FaxFX cutting-edge offerings, check out the FaxFX website today!