Back when donkeys carried the mail and the best video game was rock-paper-scissors, stamps ruled the day. If you wanted to communicate with a friend in another state, you had to send a stamped letter, shell out a few bucks for a long-distance call, or just let the friend wonder whether you were still alive.
Now, in terms of communication, there's very little you can't do with a computer. I'd argue that a card in the mail is always better than e-mail. But at a time when you can shoot, edit and send us iReports without ever leaving your classroom, it's tough to imagine a stamp-covered VHS tape arriving in the company mailbox.
So when we reported that the cost of postage stamps was going up a cent, did it matter to you at all? (When was the last time you actually wrote someone a letter? And how do you think snail mail compares to e-mail?)
Carl Azuz, Anchor