General Delivery @ The Planet Earth Internet

Just read something on another blog that left we with one of those Wow/Aha feelings…

“Google yourself from time to time to get your mail.”

Once upon a time folk in this country could post a letter to someone for “general delivery” at which post office the intended recipient might be expected to pass by during their journeys.  Upon arrival at a new town, a traveler would just pop into the local post office and ask if their was anything waiting for them.  I even used this once myself for something to large to fit in a mailbox.

As we watch the US Postal Service begin closing locations, it never occurred to me to wonder how someone might replace the concept of “general delivery”.  But the above referenced blog instruction demonstrates that the Internet can indeed handle general delivery just as well as email.  Pretty cool.