Think this is just a play on words that talks about our regular ol’ postal service? Not according to Vikcy Isley co-creater of RealSnailMail.net
In this world of obsession with everything instant here is the irony.
Users submit emails that get relayed to a tank with some snails and two electronic readers. Here the snails with a radio frequency ID tag that pick up the message from a reader and eventually crawls 50 cms to the other at which point the missive dashes over the internet. Delivery, if and when completed could take weeks upto months.
The project is said to come into action in the fall. She along with her collaborator, fellow researcher Paul Smith, research under the name boredomresearch, go figure!
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