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Somehow, someway, fax machines are still being used. In the outdated legal world, fax machines are still sometimes assumed to be more legitimate than an electronic signature. The crazy part is that a fax machine takes a document, converts it to digital, and then sends it over phone lines using analog sound. On the other end, it is converted back to digital and then to paper again. Electronic signatures have, at many businesses, become more legitimate. Scanning a document, e-mailing it, and then printing it out just cuts the analog out of the technology loop.