In 1872, John Gast painted ‘American Progress,’ showing trains and roads spreading across the American West.
John Gast, Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons
Government investment in roads, railroads and other public services has always involved social programming, both for good and for ill.
The sections of the Senate inquiry report dealing with Australia Post’s future should be the most interesting. But they are the least satisfying.
Christine Holgate’s new job will cost Australia Post, and Australian taxpayers.
Australia Post has long yearned to be freed from its obligation to deliver letters daily. With the COVID-19 pandemic it has been given that chance.
Forget about Snapchat, WhatsApp and Facebook, for the Edwardians it was all about the picture postcard.
“I’m sorry if I intrude?”: actor John Liston as Paul Pry, 1825.
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
No laughing matter: privacy fears were stoked in the 19th century even as people relished the tale of a Nosy Parker.
Boxed in. Royal Mail rivals are knocking on the door.
Those of us with experience working in former state monopoly sectors such as trains, aviation and telecoms as they transition into a less regulated environment, know only too well the challenge of change…