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Re: USPS loosing business to email [CNN]

It's especially a problem for them because email is replacing a lot
of Express Mail, Fedex, and similar higher-priced services,
so profits get hit harder.  

The phone companies are having the same problem - while voice over
the Internet isn't making much of a dent, expensive international calling
has a lot of fax traffic that's easy to turn into email.
And the Web is replacing a lot of 800-number calling
for information services from companies, which are also
a higher-profit part of the business.

At 07:33 PM 1/12/98 -0600, Jim Choate wrote:
>Forwarded message:
>>      e-mail vs. snail mail January 12, 1998
>>      Web posted at: 3:25 p.m. EST (2025 GMT)
>>      NEW YORK (CNN) -- The U.S. Postal Service is facing stiff
>>      competition from computers, according to an article in the January
>>      19 issue of Time Magazine.
>>      Electronic mail could replace 25 percent of conventional mail, or
>>      "snail mail," by the year 2000, the article said.
>>      The Postal Service lags behind Federal Express and United Parcel
>>      Service in shipping packages. The latter already moves 80 percent of
>>      the country's packages, according to the article.

Bill Stewart, [email protected]
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