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We still need mail as well as e-mail


Mea culpa. I use e-mail for 90 percent of my communications, instant messaging (IM) for 9.0 percent, and voice for 0.9 percent. That only leaves 0.1 percent for old-fashioned paper mail. Still, I am, and I don’t think anyone else is, really ready for the US Postal Service (USPS) to halt Saturday delivery of first-class mail on August 1st..

he financial reasoning for this move is that by shrinking delivery from six days a week to five for first-class mail, this move would save the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service $2 billion a year. Packages, priority, and express mail would still get Saturday delivery. This money-saving approach is, of course, dead wrong.

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