I just pointed out to my kid that she had an “Arschfax” (ass fax) 🎃. That’s a silly German word that describes the tag sticking out from an exposed pair of boxers above the jean waistline (see image, a generic representation).
“What’s a ‘fax’???” Oh god… 👻 (am I old or what?) it reminded me how useful a fax machine actually was. For those of you who had the priviledge to experience one of these devices in real life, don’t we miss them really hard?
Translating the idea of a fax machine to software development: let’s build technology that adds real value to life, not complexity.
Anyways, we had a lot of fun watching videos about real fax machines and these nice retro sounds they made.