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Dec 13

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

Al Clement of Lompoc keeps his eyes on the mail as it goes through the sorting process. Although machines handle, cancel and move the mail, human eyes must scan each piece to assure proper routing.
©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 I am not sure if this system has been replaced by another technology but …

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