When We Say the Postal Service Is a 19th-Century Anachronism . . .

by Patrick Brennan

This isn’t quite what we mean:

As the source, Colby College government professor Laura Seay, points out, it’s not clear what the USPS would do with your letter when it got to the Democratic Republic of the Congo either, since the country hasn’t had a functioning public postal service for decades. That may be a stage of development they can afford to skip.