July 1, 2006
Portland Messengers Rate Mention in the The Economist
This week's Economist includes an article datelined Portland that talks about a threat to bicycle messengers: electronic document transmission.
July 1, 2006 4:46 PM
Kari Chisholm Says:
Um, I think you're reading an issue from 1996. Or maybe it was 1986.
Faxes, email, PDFs, oh my!
July 8, 2006 4:45 PM
Yeah, it seems that this never really affected them too much.
It also seems that too many office persons are lacking the knowledge and training to do such simple things as eliminate faxes, utilize e-mail properly, and provide real signature verification electronically.
The technology is there, the social capability is just really really rare. Thus messengers are still very much needed.