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picture of a U.S. priority mail envelopeBenjamin Franklin perhaps the very first American Technocrat was appointed the first Post Master General in 1775 a mere 236 years ago. Now the technorati of our time will conviene on New England to discuss it’s eminent dimise. (The USPS posted a loss of 8.5 billion dollars in 2010 alone.)  On June 15, 2011 a distinguished group of technology professionals and scholars will descend on Arlington, Virginia for Postal Vision 2020 in hope that they will plant the seed that will grow into a sustainable model for the US Postal Service. The potential loss of the U.S. Postal Service has far reaching implications, for the entirety of our nations history Americans have benefited from a means to exchange information owned by and for the benefit of all Americans. A link to the conference: http://www.postalvision2020.com/


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