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No computer access? Jammed in a dismantled aircraft
fuselage in Grenada somewhere? Does a postman ride-
on horseback every once-in-a-while? Then have no fear!
What was once a past time exclusive to the digital age
now expands to technologies and people from centuries
That's right! If you are capable of regular post
correspondence, you too can still indulge in all of the
pedantic, loving camaraderie of the Halfbakery by postal
Simply jot-down your idea and proposed category on
whatever parchment, paper or parcel of animal hide you
have handy, seal it in an envelope and entrust it (with
proper postage, of course) to your local postal courier.
Upon receipt, our crack staff of untrained transcribers
put your thoughts to work for YOU as a potentially
revolutionary Halfbakery idea!
As penmanship is critical, direct translation may result in
unnecessary gibberish as part of your text body and
result in a poorly received idea or sharp pedantic jabbing
at the hands and pitchforks of the regulars. Reply
correspondence can be arranged if you are kind enough
include return postage and we will gladly print a copy of
your idea, replete with witty annotations and your bun-
bone ratio after 30 days so you are fully up to date as to
the reception of your marvelous creation!
So the next time you're without power or can't make it to
the public library for 30 seconds of computer time
of some unforeseen hobopocalypse; remember that the
will never be TOO far our of reach.
Another fine service bought to you by FortCo! A brighter
future through a righteous bungling of the past!
IPoAC [ytk, Dec 16 2012]
||The halfbakery by postal service. Hmmm, wonders if
you were present for the great "Get Well
FarmerJohn" debacle. Just wondering...
||It was before both of your time. It took months and
months to get one get well card from state to
state.Then someone lost it, found it, and finally it
made it across the pond to farmerjohn. By then he
was quite well, and it made no sense. It started in
Connecticut, went to the west coast, then back to
east coast, then down south, then over the Atantic
to Britain. Finally reaching it's destination in Sweden.
||A bit like that nativity baby Jesus that went
globetrotting, eh'? That whole "Get Well FJ" debacle
sounds so lovingly, classic Halfbakery too.
||Good to see you again [Fort]...hope you got my package - err, letter.
||The sociology of all this is too good.
||This could really save the Postal Service.
||I submit that RFC 1149 (IP over Avian Carriers) renders this
idea superfluous (link).
||You will receive my bun in a plain, brown envelope! [+]