Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Should the phone book manufacturers go the way of buggy whip makers? With all the vast information right at your finger tips via the internet, why would anyone need a phone book? When was the last time you used one for it's intended purpose? Sure they can come in handy when you need to prop open a door or something like that. The reason I ask this seemingly innocuous question? Well, within the last week I have been delivered to my front door, not one, not two but THREE different phone books totaling 5 inches in thickness. There is one from DEX with a combo white and yellow pages and 2 from Verizon. Like the DEX, there is the standard version from Verizon and it appears a mini version in which the font is so small it is impossible to read without a magnifying glass. Also they all stink to high heaven, I mean not in content but they have this funky smell to them like they were printed in a combo Elmers glue and dog piss.