Regarding the Sept. 7 news story “Plan to keep USPS afloat in works at White House”:
It seems so obvious that the U.S. Postal Service needs only realize its core service to return to solvency: If e-mail is taking over so much volume, why can’t the Postal Service set up a few mail servers and start giving out prestigious USPS.com e-mail addresses?
Yahoo, Gmail, AOL and others make money displaying advertisements to recipients of free e-mail services. It seems simple: Authorize the Postal Service to join the 21st century, allowing it to assume its rightful position as the world’s best mail service, paper or electronic.
Mail had been delivered for centuries before Silicon Valley upstarts started taking business away. Let the USPS take it back.
Michael Termini, Silver Spring