Technology has again taken a front seat when China came out with the world's first multimedia stamp in September this year.
One can listen to the great poems from the Tang Dynasty that include works by Li Bai, Du Fu and Bai Juyi with the mere touching of the stamps by a special device called the aigo pen. This pen is a unique gadget that combines an infrared recognition system, mass data storage and an MP3 player,
We can expect other countries using this new technology on their stamps soon. Can you imagine a Philippine stamp showing the Philippine Flag and once the aigo pen touches it, the Philippine National Anthem is played? Or a Cory Aquino or Ninoy Aquino stamp that can play their famous lines? How about a stamp of a Philippine President that plays the president's inauguration speech?