Why Would You Still Use One Of These If You Have The Internet?
The other day I got one of these in the mail and I thought they went the way of the dinosaur. Why would anybody use one of these in the age of the internet. What am I talking About? A phone book. I actually got a phone book in the mail. I have nothing against phone books but why in this day and age of the internet would these have any value?
A group called ComScore says that the phone book is just about obsolete, just like telephone booths. They say nearly 80% never even open up the phone book when they get. I bet many just throw it right in the trash. ComScore says less than ten percent will even use the white pages. Oh wait, some of you may not even know what white and yellow pages are. White is where you will find a persons phone number. The yellowpages is where you will find businesses. And you have to know the alphabet to be able to navigate through it. And there is no Siri to help you either.
You Will Be Getting Extra Money.
So, why do phone books still get distributed? Some states require it. And guess what? Montana law requires that each resident get a phone book. It's Rule: 38.5.3336. And in the rule it says that all important phone numbers for police and more be on the first page of the book. And sure enough the numbers are on the first page.
Phone books first appeared in November of 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut and it included 391 people who paid $22 a year for phone service.