[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble
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Fri Sep 3 19:41:08 BST 2021
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On Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 7:33 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 5:25 AM tidsel via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > In my part of the world it is the postal system, which has gone from
> > delivery twice a day to twice a week - at impossible prices and lousy
> > service..
> When postal service was frequent, there were no alternatives. The
> introduction of phone service, email, texting, and the gradual increase in
> accessibility and decrease in price for these services, has meant physical
> mail is used less and less. And that means less of a demand pushing for
> quality, speed, and cheapness.
My experience of this is that it is exactly the other way around. People and firms use IT more and more because the post got so terrible.
It is not like there was a choice.
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