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Sunday, March 21, 2004
An article on BBC News shows how E-mail and snail mail united are bringing mail to inaccessable areas of India.
This isn't exactly a new idea though... the US Army used a similar concept during WWII. Letters sent to service men were actually miniaturized and placed on micro-fiche. Then the smaller more compact letters were sent over seas and printed out for the service men. Doing this actually cut the weight of mail down signifcantly.
UPDATE: Chris Sells caught this story as well and has suggested a new service for the USPS that he would be willing to pay for... and frankly so might I. Filter out all my junk mail for me, and then take the good stuff, scan it, and email it to me. Sounds like a winner!
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