There is a person out there who is trying to reach me to discuss an important issue. She has called a few times, and left messages, and so far I have five phone numbers linked to this name. I’ve tried calling but so far I’ve only been able to leave messages. If you are reading this and you know that you are this person, please: SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR CHRISSAKES!!!!!
And that goes for the rest of you too. In fact, electronic communication is how we do it these days. I find myself using the term “email” in the context of snail mail … “OK, if I have to I’ll emial it to you in a letter…”
Anyway, the post office has always hated mail boxes because they have to be constantly checking them for mail and stuff. And now they are realizing that people have largely stopped using them anyway, so they are going to get rid of a bunch of them. As reported here, in one local area, about 15 percent of the current complement of mailboxes in Central Maryland will be removed shortly. In total, over the last decade, as populations have presumably increased, the total number of mail boxes in this a particular area has dropped by about a third or more. And this is a broader trend.
Obama, if elected, will be the first president who knows how to really use email and other computer resources. If McCain is elected, well, back to the Dark Ages for a few more years… Anyway, an interesting piece on the geekosity of the Obama campaign is here.