Who has not been angry yet about the fact that it is still not possible to settle all matters comfortably at home via e-mail? At several occasions such as orders or cancelations, stuff has to be printed out and then to be send via mail to the authority or company in question. Most people have a printer at home and if it even works the first obstacle has been overcome - provided the text to be sent is already written, but this challenge has to be met even when just sending out an e-mail. E-mails as well have to be written. So far so good. You found the paper, the printer worked and you even have an envelope! But something remains to be done… yes, exactly: the stamp. It would have been so easy to just drop the letter into the mail box on your way to work. But of course, because of the small, adhesive square you have to search for a parking spot, to get into a line and to wait until it is your turn. In Germany, these problems will soon be a thing of the past: Since last Friday, the 15th of August, it has been possible to stamp letters and postcards by cell phone. Just send a text message with the keyword “Brief” (letter) or “Karte” (postcard) to number 22122. You will immediately receive a code in return that has to be noted down on the letter or the postcard. The service is being tested at the moment and is offered in collaboration with T-Mobile and Vodafone. There is one hitch however: In comparison to a traditional stamp the code is relatively expensive. 85 cents for a postcard, and 95 cents for a normal letter plus SMS or calling fees is too expensive in my opinion. Thus, I prefer the torture mentioned above. However if prices are cut I would join the cell phone stamp club! Even if that means our good old stamp has to retire.