Saturday, December 17, 2011
2012: The Revenge of Mail - A Proposal from DJ Frederick
Since 2011 was “the revenge of print” year perhaps 2012 could be “the revenge of mail”.
postal service is closing offices and reducing services, citing declining use of the postal service through unreliable statistics and touting budget shortfalls and general mismanagement. Who loses when post offices close? Everybody. US
Now is the time to pick up a pen, find some paper, dust off the typewriter, write a letter. make some art, get in touch with a friend, or mail someone that book or zine you’ve been meaning to send.
We all know the pleasures of receiving mail that someone actually took the time to compose or create versus an email that we stare at on a screen. 2012 could be the year of reconnecting with physical media and mail in specific. Please imagine what a world without the post office would look like.