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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Post Office Almost Delivered Your First E-Mail

The Post Office Almost Delivered Your First E-Mail

A few failed visionaries tried to turn the U.S. Postal Service into an Internet pioneer.

Devin Leonard | May 16, 2016

Millions of Americans had their first encounter with e-mail thanks to a little help from the U.S. Postal Service, which stuffed mailboxes with discs for America Online. Yet, as Bloomberg Businessweek’s Devin Leonard writes in his new book, Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, if things had gone differently, your first e-mail would have been delivered by your mailman.


<more at; related articles and links: (The US Postal Service Will Soon Email You Scans of Your Mail. December 8, 2015) and (Why the Post Office Makes America Great. January 1, 2016)>

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