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Dec 13

Swift completion of their appointed rounds, behind the scenes at a mail sorting center

Clerk Michele Lipman of Santa Barbara gathers mail that has been sorted into bins by machine and arranges it in trays for next step in processing.
©Ken Chen/Telegram-Tribune published Feb 25, 1981

Computers cut the number of jobs needed to hand sort mail. Later they cut the number of pieces of mail when folks began to send e-cards and connect on social networking sites. But you still need humans to deliver the mail. I am not sure if this system has been replaced by another technology but …

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