Webometric Thoughts

May 8, 2008

Email v. Royal Mail

Filed under: Royal Mail,email,lovefilm — admin @ 10:04 am

In the age of instant communication and gratification the traditional mail service is often the object of ridicule, so-called ‘snail mail’. As such we can forget how good a service it actually is: 36p for a first class letter anywhere in the UK is amazing when you think about it. My positive impression of the Royal Mail has been reinforced this morning with the arrival of my latest DVD from lovefilm.com (a service I highly recommend). Whilst the DVD was not sent until the 8th of May (i.e., today), it nonetheless managed to arrive on the 8th of May (at about 10.30am)!

I can’t say exactly what time the DVD was sent as the email informing me of its dispatch is currently missing-in-action.

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