Thursday, October 14, 2004

Is the Postal Service Next?

FuturePundit asks, "Can We Finally Retire The Space Shuttle?"
It is my hope that the success of [Burt Rutan's] SpaceShipOne and the coming flights of SpaceShipTwo and other private spacecraft designs will allow the American public to get over their emotional attachment to the Space Shuttle.
Now, if Congress would only allow UPS, FedEx, and their imitators to deliver the mail. For one thing, I'll bet that they would be willing and able to do the following: Let me set up an online account where I can simply check off the vendors whose catalogs I don't want to receive. I'd gladly pay something not to lug those catalogs up the driveway, then back down the driveway, in the recycling bin.