"The pen was an archaic instrument, seldom used even for signatures...Apart from very short noties, it was usual to dictate everything into the speak-write...As for sending a letter through the mails, it was out of the question. By a routine that was not even secret, all letters were opened in transit. Actually, few peole ever wrote letters. For the messages that it was occasionally necessary to send, there were printed postcards with long lists of phrases, and you struck out the ones that were inapplicable." (1984)

Penalized for paper bills (pay on-line or pay fees). NY Times, Oct 29, 2002

Anthrax may change USA mail delivery, Yahoo!News, Oct 17, 2001

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