First Class Postage Meters

Electronic versions are coming your way, like it or not

Brace yourself for another technology upgrade. No, we don't mean Windows 98. We're talking about postage meters, and unless you go back to using stamps, you're stuck. By law, postage-meter companies have to retire the old mechanical meters and replace them with tamperproof electronic machines. At last count, this meant that about 776,000 meters must be changed by Mar. 31, 1999.

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