Well, the recession claims another victim – no longer can we say that something is only “the cost of a postage stamp” when we mean to say that it is a trifling sum. It is going to affect the business model of many people and it is a major announcement with hidden consequences, not for the people who delight in licking lick their stamp and affixing it to a handwritten envelope when there is a birthday. No my friends, it is going to hit people trading online and the users (not to mention suppliers) of mailing lists. Businesses sending out monthly statements will feel the hit. We tried by email and it was a toal disaster. For some reason if you want paid it has to go by post otherwise you can whistle. Bizarre, but such is life in spite of the ubiquity of technology.