The Decline of Mail

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The Decline of Mail

  1. 1. The Decline of Mail By Ryan Fung Source: Éole Wind https://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/
  2. 2. For thousands of years, the main method of long-distance communication was sending letters Source: Denise Cortez https://www.flickr.com/photos/warmnfuzzy/
  3. 3. Couriers would travel for days, sometimes even months in order to ensure that the letters reached their intended recipients Source: Elvert Barnes https://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/
  4. 4. When the computer was first invented, no one knew of the impact it would have on the mail industry Source: Jenn Durfey https://www.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/
  5. 5. It took 11 years after the creation of the first commercial computer for the first message service to be developed, which was called the AUTODIN network Source: Dan Budiac https://www.flickr.com/photos/dansays/
  6. 6. AUTODIN was first operational in 1962, and was able to handle 30 million messages a month, while providing the service to 1350 terminals Source: Hans Põldoja https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanspoldoja/
  7. 7. This service really got people thinking about the possibility of the computer as a messaging device Source: Pimthida https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimthida/
  8. 8. People started trying to develop a way to replace traditional mail services with a more convenient method Source: SalFalko https://www.flickr.com/photos/safari_vacation/
  9. 9. After experimenting with many different mail systems, the widely used Webmail system, used by services such as gmail, was developed in 1995 Source: U.S. Army RDECOM https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdecom/
  10. 10. The webmail service allows users to send and receive email from anywhere using a web browser Source: Keri J https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideagirlmedia/
  11. 11. Even though email didn’t exist 60 years ago, and the current version of email has only existed for 20 years, it has quickly become a huge part of our day-to-day lives Source: Will Lion https://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/
  12. 12. During the rise of email systems, the amount of physical mail sent has drastically decreased Source: Joey Rozier https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrjoro/
  13. 13. In the most recent quarter, Canada Post reported a loss of $27 million Source: harry choi https://www.flickr.com/photos/harrychoi/
  14. 14. This loss was caused by a 79 million piece drop in Transaction Mail Source: j-No https://www.flickr.com/photos/j-no/
  15. 15. However, this decline is not solely caused by the invention of email Source: Lucas Stanley https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasstanley/
  16. 16. With the creation of texting and social media, contacting people is now easier than ever Source: Ian Lamont https://www.flickr.com/photos/ilamont/
  17. 17. Traditional mail can no longer offer anything that a combination of social media, texting, and email can’t offer faster Source: José María Pérez Nuñez https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmpznz/
  18. 18. Want to send a document to someone? Attach it in an email Source: Chris Dlugosz https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdlugosz/
  19. 19. Want to send your friends and family pictures of your vacation? Instagram it Source: Kim Seng https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkimo/
  20. 20. Want to organize something with your friends? Send them a text Source: Michael Hanscom https://www.flickr.com/photos/djwudi/
  21. 21. As more convenient methods of communication continue to be created, eventually the need for physical mail will no longer exist Source: cynicalview https://www.flickr.com/photos/castorgirl/
  22. 22. What was once an extremely important method of communication has effectively been replaced by modern technology Source: Greg Jordan https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregoryjordan/

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