In Spike Jonze's "Her," Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johannson), in a world that's clearly set in the future, but not impossible to believe could soon exist. As the film opens, we see Phoenix sitting at a desk, narrating a love story, the words transcribed to look like a handwritten letter on the computer.
Automated Postal Centers (APCs) are kiosks that are available when post office lines are too long, the service counter is closed, or you want to avoid bothersome human interaction. They’re set up very much like ATMs that print postage instead of dispensing cash.
The post office and the DMV are always the butt of conservative jokes about the malfunction of government, to which liberals protest, with some justification, that they've reformed. Well, sort of.I went to the post office today to mail our wedding invitations. They are, I grant, a sort of odd shape--large and square. (This is what happens when you outsource your wedding invitations to India, apparently). So they take an odd amount of postage.