Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Phone Book

The new ohone book came the other day.  I think we will soon see the end of phone books.  It weighs several pounds. It needs to be replaced yearly, and all that paper becomes sheer waste. 

It is out of date as soon as it is printed because there are so many changes.  Even the information operator uses a computer, not a phone book, to look up numbers.

I predict the end of the era of the phone book.  It will go the way of the buggy whip, copper wire, typewriter, console radio, milk bottles, cracker barrels, citizen's band radios, automobile crank, pocket watch, film camera, newsreels and tavelogues, loge seating, and single screen movie theaters.

6 comments:

madcobug said...

You are probably right. Helen

garnett109 said...

Alas, You are probably right!

plittle said...

  Yesterday, I needed to look up the phone number of a local business. I walked through the kitchen, past the drawer where the phone book is kept, down the stairs to the basement, turned on the computer, signed onto the internet, and looked up the number online. Total time elapsed: about seven minutes. It would have taken me about thrity eight seconds to pull out the phone book and look it up.
-Paul
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jckfrstross said...

you are right so sad:)

Deb

plieck30 said...

You wouldn't believe how many phone books we have around this house. The San Antonio book is so large it comes in two books. We get that because I have a metro line. Our local has several towns listed and John doesn't  like to  throw one away. Then we have a south texas phone book and he keeps them from several years back. Don't tell him once in a while I throw one away. You did want to know all that, didn't you? lol Paula

bamawmn46 said...

Yes, you are probably right!  I love the phone book, though... When I go to a new area, there is everything you need to know about a city/town/county...
Jackie