[act-ma] 3/15 The Future of the Post Office (Thurs)

James in Cambridge tompaine at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 12 19:56:56 PDT 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 
The Future of the Post Office
Speaker: V.A. Shiva Ayyudurai, MIT; Richard R. John, Columbia University; Kent B. Smith, U.S. Postal Service; David C. Williams, USPS Inspector General
Time: 5:00p–7:00p 
Location: E14-633 
The American postal service has an impressive history, but an uncertain future. Older than the Constitution, it was a wellspring of American democracy and a catalyst for the creation of a nationwide market for information and goods. Today, however, its once indispensable role in fostering civic discourse and facilitating personal communications has been challenged by the Internet and mobile telephony. How is the post office coping? What are its prospects in the digital age?

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/

Open to: the general public 
Cost: Free 
Sponsor(s): Communications Forum
For more information, contact:
Brad Seawell
seawell at mit.edu 
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