Tag: mail

HAHAHAHAHA, I’m sorry, but this kid had no idea what was coming. I have a feeling the mom did though! No serious harm done, so this makes for good entertainment!

outbox

I’m glad I’m not the only person thinking about the flaws of Outbox. The Verge notes that the Outbox service, while seemingly charming at first glance, is actually no problem-solver of anything related to how much junk you get. There’s still an inbox, there’s still your junk mail there, and the service as a whole […]

USPS

This is the most comprehensive look at the entire USPS mail process that I’ve ever seen. It’s made by the Smithsonian for their National Postal Museum. The particular exhibit entitled Systems At Work is filled with amazing photos, facts, and videos about the USPS mail system. I never really think of the United States Postal […]

sorting-machine

This is NOT a USPS video (aren’t you glad?), but it’s similar technology used in a different context. In this case, an unassuming office is quickly sorting mail with the help of this Neopost MSA 9600 (can’t they think of better names?) which sorts mail by size, OCR/text, and/or weight. Watch the flaps open and […]

usps-sorting-mail

It’s totally amazing to me that the USPS is able to function with minimal delay given all of the different types of letters, packages, and flat-envelopes it receives. Literally ever piece of mail is different from the next and yet the USPS sorting machines never fail or get confused…at least not when you think they […]

Carrier-Sequence-Bar-Code-Sorter

Ever wonder how the USPS sorts all of the mail they get? With the help of machines like the Carrier Sequence Bar Code Sorter, all legible type and handwriting is sorted by machine with the few illegible candidates sorted by hand.