Are The Yellow Pages Part of Your Electronic Home?


Having three giant phones books recently dropped outside my door has me wondering if anyone still uses the Yellow Pages.

Apr. 07, 2009 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

There must be a better use of 1500 pages of paper, right?

That’s the approximate total of paper used in the three phone books recently delivered to my home. I got the Yellowbook, Talking Phone Book and what I think was another from Verizon. I can’t recall the official name because it went from step to trash in the matter of seconds.

Who uses these things anymore? I can Google ten phone numbers in the time it takes me to find one in a phone book.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never been a fan of the categorization. Case in point: Walmart. First I look under “Stores” - nothing. “Retailers” - nothing. A minute later I stumble on department stores -  whaddya know, there’s Walmart. You get the point.

In the effort of full disclosure, yellow pages would have come in handy when I lost power due to a massive ice storm this winter. I spent about $10 calling 411 on my cell phone as I searched for hotels/motels.

Wait a minute, there is some value to the yellow book after all. The coupon section. I get 10 percent off at the Grand Buffet.



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