[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble

brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 8 20:39:07 BST 2021



> On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>>> It was possible to invite someone to dinner, receive a reply asking
>>> "What time?", replying, and getting acceptance all in the same day.
>>> 
>> 
>> There can't effectively be a demand for such a service now, because we have
>> phones and texting.
> 
> Yes, but it went decades before we had the replacement tech.

That only worked in cities that had enough demand.   The people who need mail service today are rural people where private industry can’t compete.


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