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"In 2020, I finally got around to replacing the computer I got in 2009 (Windows Vista...ughhh). We *have* lost power or internet connection a couple times, but we also had bills/payments lost in the mail (maybe removed from our mailbox). When I used to run, I once saw a bunch of mail thrown on the ground near a looked like someone had taken the outgoing mail out of the mailbox, kept what they wanted, and tossed the rest on the ground quickly. "


Much like the telephone and the internet, about 60% of the mail we receive is unsolicited
advertisements, charitable requests, requests for funding from political organizations
or near-political organizations and such.
I imagine the costs of these mailings is subsidized by the postal service and takes a rather
large amount of money to generate, ship and dispose.

Efficiency never seems to be a strict need for communication and may hinder the economic growth
of the nation.

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