Friday, February 27, 2015
Interpol 50th Anniversary Stamp
The word INTERPOL"is a contraction of International Police, and was chosen in 1946 as the telegraphic address. In 1956 they made it official and adopted that as their formal name. With some irony the organization held onto telegraph technology too long —well into the 1980s. As a consequence they have spent the last few decades trying to modernize their global operation across a very technologically unequal world.