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Cool! Rural Mail Delivery Routes for Fairfax County

This is totally fascinating. It’s a map from 1912, published by the U.S. Post Office, showing the rural delivery routes for Fairfax County, back when things were really different and there were plenty of farms there. Source: Library of Congress
E-COM letter (source: businessinsider.com)

Post Office Embraces “Electronic Mail” and E-COM

In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM (Electronic Computer-Originated Mail) as an attempt to adopt the nascent technology of electronic mail. Almost comical by today’s standard, but probably thought of as cutting edge at...