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 for paper-net
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  paper-net
   n.
  
      Hackish way of referring to the postal service, analogizing it to a very
      slow, low-reliability network. Usenet sig blocks sometimes include a ?
      Paper-Net:? header just before the sender's postal address; common variants
      of this are ?Papernet? and ?P-Net?. Note that the standard netiquette
      guidelines discourage this practice as a waste of bandwidth, since netters
      are quite unlikely to casually use postal addresses. Compare voice-net, {
      snail-mail.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  snail mail
  papermail
  paper-net
  
      (Or "snailmail", "smail" from "US Mail" via
     "USnail"; "paper mail").  Bits of dead tree sent via the
     postal service as opposed to electronic mail.  One's postal
     address is, correspondingly, a "snail (mail) address".  There
     have even been parody USnail posters and stamps made.
  
     The variant "paper-net" is a hackish way of referring to the
     postal service, comparing it to a very slow, low-reliability
     network.  Sig blocks sometimes include a "Paper-Net:"
     header just before the sender's postal address; common
     variants of this are "Papernet" and "P-Net".  Note that the
     standard netiquette guidelines discourage this practice as a
     waste of bandwidth, since netters are quite unlikely to
     casually use postal addresses and if they really wanted your
     snail mail address they could always ask for it by e-mail.
  
     Compare voice-net, sneakernet, P-mail.
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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