From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
- EXTERNAL LINK: Pemami-class armed packet by Randy Dorman
- EXTERNAL LINK: In Mg2e, there are explicitly three kinds of mail:
In Mg2e, there are explicitly three kinds of mail:
- X-MAIL: Messages are electronic, low-bandwidth, and effectively free
- PARCEL LOT: Collective lots of small parcels are what tramp freighters get paid to deliver
- PACKET DATA: Receiving, storing, and transmitting the entire body of public Imperial knowledge as of one week ago and a jump away (news, public records, etc.) to integrate into the destination world's records involves such a vast amount of data that specialized hardware becomes necessary. This is normally the domain of X-boats or similar.
In that edition, even if a captain wants to haul mail the courier selection is very competitive and the available shipment may go to another ship.