In the early '80s, when Mark M. Fallon was beginning his career in print and mail, he didn't realize that his firm's Wang OIS system and Exxon Office Qwip machine represented the beginning of a future with less paper. In a new blog, Fallon recounts those early days of office words processors and the gradual transition to our current state, with First Class mail in decline.
"This decline," he writes, "is due to a combination of movement to electronic communication, as well as the advancements from innovative technologies."
But as the speed and capabilities of processing equipment continue to improve, and service providers lower their prices to remain competitive, market capacity has become greater than the demand. A correction is needed.
Read more of his thoughts in his new blog.