The Problem


In recent weeks there has been some speculation that the United States Postal Service will soon be dropping Saturday mail delivery or other services because of operating losses. In some stories the use of computers for electronic mail (e-mail) is cited as a reason for the loss of revenue for the Post Office. Is the cost of stamps an issue? What makes people so interested in using the computer to send messages?

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