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percent per year, the total mail volume would
grow from about 93 billion pieces in 1977 to
about 100 billion pieces in 1981. The actual
USPS mail volume grew from about 92 billion
pieces in 1977 to an estimated 110 billion
pieces for fiscal year 1981.'In order to com-
pensate for this higher than expected growth
-Ibid.

rate, all results of the computer modeling were
increased by 10 percent to make the projected
and actual figures for 1981 consistent and to
remove the effects of the 1977 -81 growth dis
crepancy from future year projections. With
out the 10 percent adjustment, future year
projections would have been penalized for this
discrepancy.

United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Implications of Electronic Mail and Message Systems for the U.S. Postal Service. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39480/. Accessed December 27, 2014.