E-mail has replaced paper mail for a lot of purposes. Now people who used to write long letters every week or month instead send short e-mails every day. The jury is still out as to whether this is actually an improvement.
But sometimes one does still have to send paper letters, and that can be a matter of some inconvenience—printing it out, addressing the envelope, going down to the post office. But Salon Magazine reports on a service called Snailmailr, which will print and mail paper mail anywhere. The price starts at 99 cents for 2 pages, including paper, envelope, and postage.
The only snailmail I have to send tends to be checks, so this service would not be for me—but for people who do have to send paper letters and wish it could be done with the convenience of e-mail, this could be a pretty good deal.
99 cents is twice the cost of a postage stamp—but as Salon points out, that might be a small price to pay for dodging the inconvenience of dealing with paper yourself.