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Patrick McKenzie+ Your Authors @patio11 I work for the Internet, at @stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions here are my own. Aug. 28, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

It was a very "Send fax using an online fax service, have it error out repeatedly for unknown reasons, attempt to send a fax from the convenience store, find it was too many pages to send through their machine, try to find an office not closed by covid, and finally @twilio" day.

Capsule summary of the Twilio fax API: A+++, this salaryman would use it again.

"How did you do this before online faxing services, Patrick?"

One quarter of the budget for my first company, and that is a very literal statement, was paying a convenience store for an international fax so that I'd be allowed to (drumroll for irony) process credit cards.

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