That's completely ignorant, and therefore doesn't seem in characterNo, not everyone. But most people. And of those that don't they are
likely either homeless or living in third-world countries and don't
have access to postal mail either.
with the Ken Blake who regularly posts here.
More ignorance. Very large areas of the US have postal service and noTrue, but such places are likely not to have postal service either.
Internet service, or the options are limited to the extent that
Internet services aren't affordable to the residents who live there.
I'm in favor of that as a goal, but if the first step is to shut downAnd if the money spent on post offices, equipment, salaries, etc. were
used to get everyone e-mail access, the world would be a better place.
No, I don't. I would like to see free e-mail service available to
everyone. It's already starting to happen. You can already find free
WI-fir service in many libraries, coffee shops, airports, etc. And
some cities are starting to provide this. Eliminate the costs of
postal mail and do this instead.
the USPS so that money can be funneled toward development of an
electronic system, you'll disenfranchise millions of people during the
interim. That would never fly.
I'm also not sure that email will ever be a practical replacement for
postal mail. How is Aunt Martha supposed to swap family recipes
(arranged by topic on index cards) and clipped coupons with Cousin
Gertrude? Will we need a new industry, email-to-paper gateways, to
handle cases where the recipient doesn't have an email address or
simply doesn't want one? What about cases where you know where someone
lives, but have no idea if they have an email address, and if so, what
it might be? Will every city, every small town, every village, have a
[email protected] email address where things will be figured out and sorted
Bring back the old Ken Blake, please.