New Zealand Post has announced the end international surface mail, saying three weeks is too long for the internet generation.
But the internet has facilitated the rebirth of telegrams.
Run by Madewell Enterprises, telegramstop.com enables you to compose a telegram online. They’ll then email you a copy and post the original to the recipient.
This might lead to a renaissance for wedding telegrams. We still have ours – the real ones and the odd joke one our best man slipped in.
They were replaced by faxes then emails and texts, but Telegram Stop’s product would make the message much more of a keep-sake than any of those.
The Sydney Morning Herald has more on the company which was founded by former MYOB owner Craig Winkler.