National signing day is fax machine's moment

Updated: February 1, 2012, 11:03 AM ET
By Steve Etheridge

The fax machine, a primitive text-messaging device used by the Boston Celtics' relic-like starters to make social plans, rarely gets much action in today's cloud-based roboscape. But on the first Wednesday of every February, fax machines nationwide are culled from Amish settlements and are given their day in the sun.

As part of the pageantry of national signing day, high school football recruits make their college choices official by faxing in their signed letters of intent. ...

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