Like Swedish Mail, many mail services worldwide, I believe, offer a service where you e-mail them a letter and a list of addresses and they do the paper mailing for you. But now Finnish Mail is trying something pretty badass: they’re doing it the other way around to cut costs and CO2 emissions. Instead of delivering paper mail five days a week to the village of AndersbÃ¶le-Anttila, they are opening all the mail, scanning it, sending it to the villagers by e-mail and then delivering the paper originals only twice a week. Participants opt in. Those without computers are given machines by Finnish Mail.
(This was in the news on 31 March, it’s not an April Fool’s joke.)