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Old 12-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #15
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I agree with Camp Daven and Bubwheat, I think almost all of us could do without mail. We all should know what our bills are and can keep up with them by cell or internet. Nothing really important comes in the mail to us anymore and I believe we will be paperless sometime in the future. Its getting more like that everyday.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #16
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I agree with Camp Daven and Bubwheat, I think almost all of us could do without mail. We all should know what our bills are and can keep up with them by cell or internet. Nothing really important comes in the mail to us anymore and I believe we will be paperless sometime in the future. Its getting more like that everyday.
I wouldn't bet too heavily on "paperless". My own observations over the past few years are that much of our new technology is very good at generating paperwork. Not just paperwork, but redundant paperwork. One of the biggest culprits being the Federal Government, but that's whole other conversation.
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We get a shipment of medicine monthly. We hope to dry camp in the Californian and Arizona deserts. I felt getting a ups mailbox would be the best bet for this, and mail we can't handle electronically. While extended traveling, the medicine can be shipped to our next destination. We will have to talk to ups and see what they have to offer with destinations around the US.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #18
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I wouldn't bet too heavily on "paperless".........
I have been interested in computers since I was 9 years old and the Networks used a computer for the first time to predict the outcome of the Presidential Election.. Said Nixon won and Kennedy lost.. As you may recall that's not what happened when the votes were actually counted.

Long about 1980 when My daughter made her world debut (Was born) and home computer were starting to make headway.. Apple IIe, TRS-80 and soon and the PET from Commodore.. I started tinking about getting one,, 3 years later I did, a VIC-20, later a 64 and a 128. The 64 came out right before the IBM (Incomplete but marketable) PC (poor computer) Those old 8088 machines could not even keep up with a C=64 Runing GEOS but hey, they were IBM so offices snapped them up.

Everybody was yammering about "The paperless office"

Well, I had, from time to time bought packges of typign paper, perhaps 50-100 sheets, even a full gross (144 sheets) but a CASE of paper.. Never saw a CASE of paper for sale to the general public till I walked into a Computer store,,, Burned through several in teh next 20 some years.

I'm back to buying a package at a time now,, And less than one a year.. but hey.. Those computers sure knew how to eat paper.
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I have been interested in computers since I was 9 years old and the Networks used a computer for the first time to predict the outcome of the Presidential Election.. Said Nixon won and Kennedy lost.. As you may recall that's not what happened when the votes were actually counted.

Long about 1980 when My daughter made her world debut (Was born) and home computer were starting to make headway.. Apple IIe, TRS-80 and soon and the PET from Commodore.. I started tinking about getting one,, 3 years later I did, a VIC-20, later a 64 and a 128. The 64 came out right before the IBM (Incomplete but marketable) PC (poor computer) Those old 8088 machines could not even keep up with a C=64 Runing GEOS but hey, they were IBM so offices snapped them up.

Everybody was yammering about "The paperless office"

Well, I had, from time to time bought packges of typign paper, perhaps 50-100 sheets, even a full gross (144 sheets) but a CASE of paper.. Never saw a CASE of paper for sale to the general public till I walked into a Computer store,,, Burned through several in teh next 20 some years.

I'm back to buying a package at a time now,, And less than one a year.. but hey.. Those computers sure knew how to eat paper.
Starting way off topic:
I started in computers when the power of my iPhone was the size of 40 refrigerators. Killed a lot of trees worth of paper. Now, I print once a year: completed tax forms from E-File. I have no printer. I put the file on a thumb drive and have it printed for about a dollar at an office store.

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Phone service is a personal choice based on personal needs. Many in my age group (retired) dont wish to do texting or internet etc. They make calls. In my research, I have found Page to be capable and affordable and highly recommended by my peers. If was just making calls, it would be my choice.
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None of us needs computer paper for mail forwarding.
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We get a shipment of medicine monthly. We hope to dry camp in the Californian and Arizona deserts. I felt getting a ups mailbox would be the best bet for this, and mail we can't handle electronically. While extended traveling, the medicine can be shipped to our next destination. We will have to talk to ups and see what they have to offer with destinations around the US.
We camp at the Imperial Dam LTVA and got a post office box in Bard, CA. It works well for us. We do a temporary address change when we leave home and another one when we leave Imperial Dam. The post office is open 24 hr/day and they have large lockers for packages too large for the mail box. They just put a key for the locker in your mail box.
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Our medicine is 8000 per month, they will not send to post office unfortunately.
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I wouldn't bet too heavily on "paperless". My own observations over the past few years are that much of our new technology is very good at generating paperwork. Not just paperwork, but redundant paperwork. One of the biggest culprits being the Federal Government, but that's whole other conversation.
Indeed. It's close to impossible to go totally paperless. We do most of our stuff online but get certain important documents like our car registration tags and tax forms thro' the mail. Also we got a Jury Summons not too long ago in the mail. Definitely need mail forwarding for that one!
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Our medicine is 8000 per month, they will not send to post office unfortunately.
The Christian Center on Senator Wash Road provides receiving for mail, UPS and Fed Ex. It is very convenient if staying in the Imperial Dam LTVA.
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