UPS and the art of sorting nearly a million packages a day

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    UPS and the art of sorting nearly a million packages a day - CNET

    In 2005, New Yorker writer John McPhee published what instantly became one of my favorite pieces of all time, "Out in the Sort," a long treatise about the United Parcel Service's Worldport air-distribution facility here. Among his many detailed descriptions of this gargantuan operation, and the one that stuck with me ever since, was of being on an observation deck high above the countless conveyor belts on which packages of all kinds were whizzing by in every direction as some of the belts rose and others fell. He said it was like looking down into the Grand Canyon.

    From the moment I read that, I said to myself that someday, I had to see that for myself.