Posted by The Meck
What do Google and the U.S. Postal Service have in common? Not a lot, you might say.
But next week, tech geeks will gather in a hotel conference room in Crystal City to discuss what icons of the digital age like Google can do to save the outmoded and unprofitable — but essential — business of snail mail.
Delivering the keynote address will be Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Web and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Jeff Jarvis, author of the book “What Would Google Do?” will open the daylong conference with a talk on “The Age of Digital Disruption.”
One topic that participants are expected to discuss is digital mail delivery. Under such a system, every U.S. resident would be given an “eMailbox,” the Postal Service Office of Inspector General wrote in a recent report, which would serve as a “digital counterpart” to a physical mailbox.