Letter Writing in a Digital World

My daughter, writing me a letter.

The US postal service has decided to stop delivering mail on Saturday. Looks like time and money did what snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night could not. The reality is that over the past few decades the digital revolution has made the postal service seem like an increasingly archaic mode of correspondence. In the past few years alone the number of letters handled by the postal service has dropped by 30 billion pieces, about half where it was just a decade ago. The postal service lost over $15 billion dollars last year as more and more Americans corresponded via email, text message, twitter, and Facebook. Continue reading