|via Gabrielle Kai|
|via Noel Mignon|
As the holidays approach, it's my usual time of year where I visit the post office frequently, but my last visit confirmed that things are changing... quite rapidly. I waited in a line with 15 people ahead of me (it was my only chance that week to visit the post). Once the lady at the counter greeted me, she mumbled that her manager had not come to work today and that she had forgotten to hand out to her team postage for international use. I would have to come back again in two days. The main question that went through my mind: are you serious? how can this happen in the US postal office?!? Nonetheless, I came back some days later and still no postage---- ended up having to visit a different office.
According to an article published by Reuters titled ¨U.S. Postal Service Seeks to end next-day mail,¨ several changes will be implemented which will inversely affect mailers as well as newspaper and magazine publishers... goodbye print?!?! Is this the doing of innovation?
Question: would you prefer to get an email instead of a handwritten letter? Would you consider a hybrid of the two? Apple came out with a New Mobile App -- Cards -- which allows people to take a photo, personalize a card, and then a couple of days after your intended recipient of the card receives it in the post.
For what it's worth, write a letter to someone this 2011 year... you will not regret it.
Note: A Letter is not a text/SMS ;)