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July 3, 2013

obitoftheday says: I'd be much more likely to accept this USPS policy if it was set to folk music.

» SFB says: Me too. Me … too. — Ernie @ SFB

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April 10, 2013
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February 6, 2013
Countless public opinion polls show Americans do not mind going to a five-day delivery schedule. There simply is no longer enough mail to sustain six days of delivery.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer • Discussing, in a piece regarding the greeting card industry’s fight against the Saturday mail cuts, why the USPS is looking to drop Saturday mail. For what it’s worth, Hallmark has been heavily lobbying against such a change on Capitol Hill for years. They really want you to get that birthday card.
8:50 // 1 year ago
December 5, 2011

On the mail service getting slower

8bitian says: “Bad” and “worse” should be flipped. Somehow I think losing 250 mail-processing centers and 100,000 employees across the board is worse than MY NETFLIX IS SLOW.

» SFB says: Disagree, because, well, think about it this way — if that Netflix is getting to you a day slower, that also means bills will get to people who owe money (and payments will get back) more slowly, paychecks will get to workers more slowly (not everyone has direct deposit), and so on. That Netflix is the tip of the iceberg. It’s a ripple effect that will be felt across the entire economy — especially among older or less tech-savvy Americans. Basically, we’re talking about the difference between infrastructure and engine. A damaged infrastructure is bad, as is the job loss. However, if the engine gets damaged, it has the effect of hurting a lot of other infrastructures far beyond the U.S. Postal Service. And that’s a heck of a lot more dangerous. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog)

10:36 // 2 years ago