The Post Office is dying, kids, hemorrhaging money while you fritter away your time with those emails. Don't you know that paper mail is safer? Friendlier? And can't be hacked... by terrorists?! That's what the USPS's new ad campaign wants you to think.
How often do you weigh parcels at home and then print out the postage, so you can pop it in a post-box and avoid a lengthy queue at the post-office? Now there's an even easier way to pay for postage—in Sweden and Denmark at least, where customers will be able to pay via SMS.
No announcement has been made as yet, but these R2D2-themed mailboxes will be in post offices throughout the US later this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. They are not, however, being placed on the streets in case any enterprising Jawas spot them and steal them for scrap (or put them on eBay).…