Well said +5 insightful if i had the mod points to give
Could you even lay the blame on NASA?
For the past 2 years i have been logging my precise location in 15 minute intervals thanks to the GPS in my iPhone and the ability to scrape apples find my iphone website. I have actually found it to be rather neat to see where i have gone, and rather helpful to be able to see when i was at certain places.
Heres my travels on the east coast over the past 2 years using a custom made heatmap. Red dots indicate i was in that location for 12 hours or more. http://grab.by/cnUm
I have to ask, did anyone who commented even read this? I spent 20 minutes reading this technical paper, i by no means claim to have understood any of it, and i looked forward to reading the comments because I figured the comments would make some sense out of all this. Yah, that didnt happen.
A major reason that faxes are still popular is because a faxed signature is recognized by law
The U.S. Code defines an electronic signature for the purpose of US law as "an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record." It may be an electronic transmission of the document which contains the signature, as in the case of facsimile transmissions, or it may be encoded message, such as telegraphy using Morse code.
A major reason that faxes are still popular is because a faxed signature is recognized by law as equivalent to a signature you signed on a physical document. In fact all 50 states have adopted this view, but im not sure other "electronic signatures" such as signing your name with a touch pad and emailing it are recognized so broadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_signature#In_Contract_Law