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Phone book (1) Tue, Jun 26, 2007
I find it puzzling that phone books still exist.  For around a decade now, the internet has been the method people use to find information.  Sure it's not always reliable, and you can't always find what you're looking for, but I'd be more willing to trust the internet than a book that's updated and published annually.  Then there's the whole environmental issue.  Since phone books are republished every year, the old ones will inevitably be thrown out.  What happens to all that paper?  Why can't I opt out of getting a phone book?  I can opt out of [some] other mailings, but not the one that randomly shows up in a plastic bag on my driveway every 12 months.  Detractors will point to the fact that phone books are useful for propping things up, such as kids on chairs and getting stuff from the top cabinet.  Neither are issues for me since I'm childless and tall enough to reach high things.  So please, phone book hander-outers, whoever you are, please stop giving me phone books.  I don't use them. #psychology

Wendy Tue, Jun 26, 2007
I used it once since we lived in our house (two years) when our electric was out and I had to call JCP&L. This was before I got "free" 4-1-1 on my cell phone.

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