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

Hits: 20321 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Technology | Added by: orange_panty
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bridog6996
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 11:03:37 PM
So true. I don't think I've used a real, actual phone book in about 7-8 years. Maybe longer.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 2837 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 6:34:35 PM
i run the old phone book through the paper shredder and compost it.

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 462 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 12:12:43 PM
I use the phonebook. And why not make a fort from them?

LENARiT
Male, 18-29, Europe
 43 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:14:14 AM
what is "the internet"?

ShadowVamp
Female, 18-29, Western US
 360 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:40:44 AM
@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.

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 3:28:43 AM
@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...

Logan033
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 91 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 12:55:18 AM
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.

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, January 05, 2012 12:22:59 AM
i love having a phone book around. what if the power is out and you cant get on the internet...duh

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2552 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 10:17:17 PM
You can find phone numbers on the internet?

Here i'm just using it for porn.

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 895 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:14:41 PM
"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...

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15497 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:45:56 PM
Wow it must be 1998 again

korahn
Male, 18-29, Canada
 982 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 6:32:07 PM
Sometimes it's easier to find the number in those things than it is online via yellowpages or 411 websites.

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4461 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 3:11:44 PM
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.

burbclaver
Male, 50-59, Western US
 859 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 3:03:38 PM
Try wiping your ass on the Internet,

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3702 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 2:50:35 PM
LazyMe484

Did that meeet any legal challenges from the publishers?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3702 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 2:48:37 PM
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.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 2:29:54 PM
We don't get phonebooks anymore, unless you request one.

one47master
Male, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 1:47:48 PM
LordJim

he means finding numbers residing in the small towns are still hard to find on the internet.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3702 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 1:13:20 PM
arime

You get a different internet in your town?

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:23:59 PM
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.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:12:13 PM
"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".

Wundt
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 306 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:11:31 PM
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.

arime
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 23 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:54:57 AM
You still need them in small towns in the middle of nowhere where most information on the internet is wrong or hard to find.

sidewyz8
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 848 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:54:40 AM
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

Norris
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 996 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:44:39 AM
instant they are seen they are thrown away

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