Saturday, December 14, 2013

Move it on down the line...i.e. learn the new.

I have noted that the postal mail delivery has been later than normal. No doubt that is due to the business and the volume of the season. What came to mind, and for whatever reason my memory had this ready for recall, was the old song by the the country band Alabama entitled Forty Hour Week (For A Livin') Here are the lyrics;

There are people in this country
Who work hard every day
Not for fame or fortune do they strive
But the fruits of their labor
Are worth more than their pay
And it's time a few of them were recognized.
The one who brings the mail
With a spirit you can't replace with no machine
Hello America, let me thank you for your time...

While I like what the song is trying to share, I really do think that just because the sentiment is there, does not mean that the current method of how a service or product is delivered should stay that way, frozen in time? Imagine the Pony Express rider lobbying for solidarity and the right to continue his trade when the telegraph machine comes into town? While the rider may be a great and honorable person, does that mean they should continue in their profession when it is made obsolete? Would not a better reaction to the new development be that the pony express rider seek to be trained in the use of Morris Code?