24 October 2006

Snail mail gets e-nabled!

Paying for my Post Office box online recently, I discovered why the South African Post Office was listed as a Leader in the Technology Top 100 awards last year. While updating my profile, I had the standard option to pick “preferred communication”. You know, that murky ECT Act opt-in stuff…

And there it was – Instant Messenger. MSN, Yahoo, AOL and quite a few others! The Post Office, our perceived outdated mail carrier has blasted its way into the digital world – communicating with me via IM!


Images courtesy of SAPO.

While this feat isn’t that new, I find it very impressive for a South African, fully state owned company! Kudos to the Post Office!