My Economist has an ad for Pitney Bowes, the bulk mail [spam] company. After being associated with the automation of mass postal mailings, I can understand why they would adopt a clean new images (see pristine cute baby to the right). Because you might think Pitney-Bowes sold baby formula or health insurance, the ad's tag reads "What will we put our stamp on next?" and the baby's wrist has a postage stamp lovingly wrapped around it.

So here's a short list of the things that come to my mind when I think of babies being stamped:

  1. Brave New World
  2. Nazi baby farms
  3. Mail order kids
All cute and cuddly things, right? Granted, I certainly could have misunderstood the ad. And Pitney Bowes could actually intend to enter the baby delivery management market for the benefit of all humanity....

We use Pitney Bowes equipment (scanners, barcoders, printers, mail software) at work. It sucks and so do their rip off service calls. We call it "Pitney Blows" here. -- DS