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The US Postal Service has been around forever. They’ve been delivering mail for over 200 years.The people who deliver this mail rely on the continued the success of the industry for their livelihood.However, they are beginning to encounter some problems. Things like e-mail and social media are takingaway the need,or the desire, for handwritten letters and birthday cards. People don’t want all the junkmail that they get along with all the junk e-mail and the junk they get from people on social media. Allthis has led some people to decide that the United States Postal Service must change, and quickly.TheUSPS still exists for the time being, and there remains a necessity for it, but there are things that must bedone to change the service if we want to keep it around.The mail delivery service has been cornerstone of American society for almost the entirety of thisgreat nation’s existence. It started with the Pony Express and evolved, eventually becoming what we nowknow as the United States Postal Service, a service that is provided by the government to its citizens. Butthis wonderful amenity, something that constantly throws our minds back to the past history of the UnitedStates, provoking wistful nostalgia, has begun to face resistance from the constantly evolving world oftechnology. Advances in science have made things like newspapers and handwritten letters increasinglyobsolete. The people in charge of the postal service are beginning to make advances toward changes forthe service that has successfully brought us our mail for over 200 years.The first things that must be established is how big the problem the USPS if facing actually is. Agood place to start is in the extent to which people are beginning to stop sending mail at all. The drop offis astounding. In 2006, the US Postal Service delivered 213 billion pieces of mail. By 2009, that numberhad fallen to 177 billion, and 73,000 people had lost their jobs delivering mail or working for the USPostal Service (source B). Themain reason for thisdrastic drop off for the mail-delivery industry is
Kemple 21technology. People are able to connect with each other through the Internet,causing letters, which hadonce been the only form of communication,to rapidly decline in volume. It’s so much easier to type outan email in five minutes and send it than to sit down,write a letter, and somehow get it to the post office.That plays really heavily to the current generation,the vast majority of which is all about getting thingsnow, connecting now, and doing everything now. They don’t want to sit and take the time to find a penand paper, head the letter, make sure grammar and spelling are correct, put it in an envelope, seal it, andput it in the mail. The otherpart of this problem is how much junk mail people are being delivered. Somuch of what we get delivered every day goes straight in the trash or recycling. Sincepeople aren’tsending letters anymore, and most bills are done online,the mail we get on most days is utterly useless.

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