A frustrated writer and poster enthusiast got upset when she had a hard time getting a Patti Smith print delivered to her home in Brooklyn. What did she do? She redesigned the slip that the United States Postal Service (USPS) uses to notify you that they’ve fail to deliver.
When a Florida mailman landed a gyrocopter with a USPS logo on the lawn of the Capitol today, I’m sure you were asking yourself the same question I was: Does the postal service really deliver mail via gyrocopter? Not today. But it turns out they did, back in the 1930s.
This is just a clever use of space right here. These bookends keep your softcovers in line and your mail in order. All your favorite paper goods, all in one place, tidy and organized. Nice!
To appeal to cat owners, just target their cats. And what better way to do so than with an advertisement that is literally catnip? In this diabolically clever ad campaign for Bulk Cat Litter Warehouse, Rethink Canada came up with the idea of spraying paper with catnip concentrate.
Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, is certainly a clever writer and that cleverness has extended to his interaction with fans. One fan shares a letter she once received from the author, with a hidden message.
Door-to-door mail delivery might be on its last legs, but that isn't stopping the US Postal Service from flogging the horse. Now, it's testing a mobile point-of-sale system to reduce waiting times in its customer lines.
Every day, millions of people enjoy the simple luxury of a blue and grey-clad letter carrier showing up at their house and dropping the day's mail on their doorstep. But if some Republican lawmakers get their way, this luxury may be short-lived.
Email has eaten most of snail mail's lunch, but computers are cutting into what's left by parsing the addresses of your packages and letters. When they can't figure out your scrawl though, it's squinting and guessing to the rescue, and the New York Times tracked down the few people left with that job.
The Amerithrax case of 2001, in which letters harboring Anthrax spores were delivered to media outlets and a pair of US Senators' offices, killed five people and sickened another 17. In the wake of these attacks, the US Postal Service (USPS) installed a system of electronic noses in mail processing facilities around…
Much has been said over the demise of Google Reader and what it should mean to users. A popular position advocated by many tech bloggers is that you should pay for services rather than trust your data to companies offering services for free. They argue that paying for services will give you more control over your data…
The United States Postal Service announced plans today to end Saturday mail delivery later this year, as part of its spirit quest to become something other than a $16 billion sinkhole. Good! But it's not enough. In an age where we've already started to leave email behind, five days of bulk catalog and sweepstakes…
The USPS has a new plan to stop Saturday mail delivery. All accounts indicate email will still go through just fine.
The Doctor has battled Daleks, Cybermen, rogue Time Lords, and even farting aliens. But can he handle the nightmare that is the U.K. postal system? From BBC News:
In Kevin Costner's undisputed cinematic masterpiece The Postman, we learned that after the apocalypse, the only thing that we need to rebuild civilization is a semi-functional postal system. Not food, not electricity, not weapons - we just need a dude on a horse with a bag who's willing to deliver pieces of paper to…
Sherman, set the wayback machine to ridiculous because back in 1967, Smith-Corona—best known for its typewriters—actually sold a device called the Mail Call. What did it do? Let users record messages on small cartridges and mail them to anyone with a matching device.
This fellow wanted to have something shipped to his house in LA. It started off in Union City, California. Should have only taken a few days, right? Try two weeks—because USPS sent it across the entire continent. Twice.
Flickr has been bleeding users like a hemophiliac since around the time Google+ launched. Now, Yahoo's doing something about it. Flickr senior product lead Markus Spiering has hinted that big changes are in store for the photo-sharing site come month's end.
Idiotic parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are mailing viruses to other idiotic parents so they can time when their kid gets sick with diseases like chicken pox. And they're organizing it all on Facebook.