Long before the Internet, I began working as an automotive technical writer, using the United States Postal Service to mail hard copy, floppy disks, and photos to my respective publishers each month.  Today, I’m ordering small parts online for my retirement hobby of repairing collector cars.

For the record, the USPS remains my carrier of choice.  Looking back, Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by the Second Continental Congress in 1775,  After the ratification of our Constitution in 1788, our new Congress passed the Postal Service Act of 1792, which expanded the purview of the Postal Service by turning it into a self-sufficient federal agency capable of managing its own affairs.       

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