Can Google save the Postal Service?

John Moe May 6, 2011

If the USPS reached such great heights, they’re coming down now. Thousands of post offices could close in the coming years. But, this June, Google and other companies responsible for making people not need to send snail mail will get together to talk about how to save snail mail at the PostalVision 2020 conference. The idea is to figure out how our digital lives can still include a world in which we need postal workers and we can send actual, physical things from hither to yon.

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