Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Going un-postal

It is inevitable. The U.S. Post Office is going the way of Triceratops. An editorial writer for The Economist drives home the point: "During the day I check my work email about once every ten minutes. I comb through my personal email about once an hour. I look at Twitter more often than I care to admit, and I just sent a text message on my phone. But when I get home from work I walk right past my mail box, blissfully ignorant of all the crap that sits inside. Like an increasing number of Americans, I have very little use for the US Postal Service." Me neither. Still, it's rather sad to watch this historic relic fade in real time. American ingenuity created the postal service. Ironically, this will also be its undoing.

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