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Sending Mail in Mongolia? ‘Dissident.sloth.ploy’ Could Be the Address
AUG. 11, 2016 | - The New York Times | By BRYANT ROUSSEAU.

poetic three-word codes will soon act as a stand-in for the more common addressing convention of house number, street name and postal code, which never quite caught on in Mongolia, one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries.

They are the invention of a British start-up, What3Words, that has mapped the world into 57 trillion patches of nine square meters and given each one a unique three-word identity.

“Words are easier to remember and communicate than GPS or other alphanumeric systems,” said Giles Rhys Jones, a What3Words spokesman.
Mongolia  location_based_services  mobile_applications  What3Words  GPS  start_ups  mapping  United_Kingdom  postal_services 
august 2016 by jerryking
A kick in the figurative pants
October 6, 2011 | Report on Small Business | Catherine Swift.

There are many government monopolies, besides Canada Post, that need a kick in the figurative pants to become more efficient and less costly, or be abolished. Here are a few to start: primary health care, education, workers' compensation and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).
postal_services  CFIB  monopolies  Canada_Post 
october 2011 by jerryking
The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse - BusinessWeek
May 26, 2011, 5:00PM EST
The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse
Delivery of first-class mail is falling at a staggering rate. Facing
insolvency, can the USPS reinvent itself like European services have—or
will it implode?

By Devin Leonard
unions  bureaucracies  postal_services  USPS 
may 2011 by jerryking

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