Who Else Got One Of These On Their Doorstep? [Pic]

Submitted by: orange_panty 5 years ago Tech

It"s over, guys--you"ve been replaced by that thing called the Internet.
There are 40 comments:
Male 571
So true. I don`t think I`ve used a real, actual phone book in about 7-8 years. Maybe longer.
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Female 4,086
i run the old phone book through the paper shredder and compost it.
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Male 464
I use the phonebook. And why not make a fort from them?
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Male 43
what is "the internet"?
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Female 362
@corpsecrank: Not everybody has a phone -- or any device other than a desktop -- that can access the internet. I don`t. And even some people with smart phones can`t afford a data plan.
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Male 928
@pigsnout5 Well if you weren`t the dumbest living being you would find a way to access the internet without power like the rest of us do. The internet doesn`t stop because you lose power in your little bitty local area. It`s called wireless and can still be accessed from a cell provider on any mobile device...
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Male 94
TO pigsnout5: Umm... use your phone. And don`t give me any bullpoo "But I don`t have a smartphone" excuse. I don`t have one, and yet I can still get on the internet with what I do have. Pretty much any phone made after ~2006 can easily get internet access.
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Female 546
i love having a phone book around. what if the power is out and you cant get on the internet...duh
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Male 2,513
You can find phone numbers on the internet?

Here i`m just using it for porn.
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Male 936
"Sometimes it`s easier to find the number in those things than it is online via yellowpages or 411 websites."

yea, when you don`t have access to the internet...
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Male 15,510
Wow it must be 1998 again
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Male 1,418
Sometimes it`s easier to find the number in those things than it is online via yellowpages or 411 websites.
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Female 4,447
I still use mine. Have a whole stack of them, in fact. I always keep at least two or three years worth of them around because whatever I`m looking for is bound to be in one. The internet doesn`t tell you everything and sometimes it has so much information that it`s difficult to weed out all the useless junk to get the info you really want.
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Male 878
Try wiping your ass on the Internet,
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Male 7,123
LazyMe484

Did that meeet any legal challenges from the publishers?
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Male 7,123
Fair enough. I think it should be an opt-in system, though. From my point of view advertisers pay someone to drop a slab of unwanted cheap paper on my doorstep which I then have to dispose of. Which probably adds to my council tax. I didn`t ask for it.

Of course those who want it should have it, but that is too small a demographic to be commercialy worthwhile, so everone has to get one. And mostly throw it away.
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Male 10,440
We don`t get phonebooks anymore, unless you request one.
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Male 43
LordJim

he means finding numbers residing in the small towns are still hard to find on the internet.
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Male 7,123
arime

You get a different internet in your town?
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Male 25,416
So... the internet cant be in your car or o wait in can. Well you cant use the internet to start a camp fire so this still has some use.
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Male 7,922
"Your sarcastic hyperbole aside, I remember seeing this over a year ago."

I saw the Matrix 10 years ago. Was on TV the other night. I watched it. Still entertaining. How does the quality of content posted online relate to how recent it is? I don`t get the point. And just because you saw it a year ago doesn`t mean that someone else didn`t. What is the point of saying "old" on an internet post? Might as well say "first".
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Male 409
They are still a huge business. I talked to someone from their company once and flat out asked how they survived when most people use the internet. He told me that, `yes`, the internet has changed things, but that they are still used by many people and still continue to be a successful business.

And, I have to admit, when I try to toss them in the recycle bin, my wife fishes them out and insists we keep them.
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Female 23
You still need them in small towns in the middle of nowhere where most information on the internet is wrong or hard to find.
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Female 843
I`ve got a bunch of these stacked up by my front door. The dogs like to stand up on them to look out the window, so I guess they`re not a total waste
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Male 1,011
instant they are seen they are thrown away
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Male 81
Find yellow book HQ and put them back on THEIR doorstep.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Jesus Christ. Yes. Please only show me articles images and movies that were created in the last 12 hours.[/quote]

Your sarcastic hyperbole aside, I remember seeing this over a year ago.
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Male 7,123
I don`t think you can even opt out of YP in the UK. And they are a bugger to recycle so mostly end up in landfill.
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Male 1,093
they make excellent door stops. +1 for yellow pages
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Male 36,504
I like phonebooks & Yellow Pages! Trying to find something (local) on the internets isn`t easy. You either find nothing, or 2000 non-related things, eh?
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Male 1,311
I still use them, so drat you.
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Male 1,442
Beleve or not, not everyone can afford or desires a PC. I couldn`t afford the net for the first 8 months I moved out, so a yellow pages was handy.
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Male 3,894
...where do I find an internet?
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Male 1,284
they should distribute it too people that ask for it
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Female 4,349
I use mine all the time...
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Male 7,922
"This is old"

Jesus Christ. Yes. Please only show me articles images and movies that were created in the last 12 hours.
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Female 9,402
Yet some small businesses still don`t have websites.
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Male 2,332
Except you`re drated if your ISP is down :p
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Male 5,811
This is old.
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Female 596
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