As great at the internet is and every day we can thank Al Gore for it, there is nothing – nothing, like mail call. Email and IMs allow us instant contact. Great for things that just came to mind, or perhaps the emergency notice of an event or issue. Absolutely is far better than $$$ huge phone bills to keep in touch (circa early 1990s underway). Now everyone uses prepaid phone cards when using the land lines.
Mail call still rules that day. The bonus is finding all of the wicked cool goodies packed inside!