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# 137918 13-Dec-2013 12:14
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Just had next years Telephone book delivered, but it got me to wondering. How many people in a personal or business sense still actually use it, when the information is online?


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they make pretty good monitor stands.




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  # 951544 13-Dec-2013 12:18
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You got a what delivered?

 
 
 
 


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  # 951545 13-Dec-2013 12:19
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BigPipeNZ: they make pretty good monitor stands.


This. Although at the moment I have mine on top of The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, a similarly useful/weighty tome.




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  # 951546 13-Dec-2013 12:19
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i use the yellow pages if i dont know who im looking for. ie if im just looking for a electrician.




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  # 951550 13-Dec-2013 12:25
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vexxxboy: i use the yellow pages if i dont know who im looking for. ie if im just looking for a electrician.


Sure, but why not use YP online?




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  # 951553 13-Dec-2013 12:30
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I use my books a few times a year only. The information design is truly terrible.

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  # 951554 13-Dec-2013 12:35
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Ours arrived on rubbish day, so I only had to move it 1 metre from the ground into the rubbish bag.

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  # 951555 13-Dec-2013 12:36
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vexxxboy: i use the yellow pages if i dont know who im looking for. ie if im just looking for a electrician.


Sure, but why not use YP online?


because its quicker to use the book.




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  # 951557 13-Dec-2013 12:37
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vexxxboy:
ajobbins:
vexxxboy: i use the yellow pages if i dont know who im looking for. ie if im just looking for a electrician.


Sure, but why not use YP online?


because its quicker to use the book.


really?




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  # 951558 13-Dec-2013 12:38
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Don't even consider using it, seldom ever even use yellow online. If the Internet can't produce an acceptable result, I ask people I know for recommendations.

For the most part, if the company doesn't have a semi reasonable website, I won't use them.




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  # 951564 13-Dec-2013 12:47
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use it four times a year when poo hits the fan and all i can think of is the best looking ad on Yellow




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  # 951566 13-Dec-2013 12:48
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johnr: You got a what delivered?


John it's a thing that's used to drive community health - exercise.

Read the other posts and you'll start to understand.

One example is the guy who bends over to pick up said 'widget' and move it 1 meter.  The 'book' is roughly 250 to 500 grams.  This is, increasingly, quite an amount of exercise for many folk.

Personally I use Google. 

Currently I have at least 5 phone numbers and none of them can be found in the 'telephone book'. 

My parents seem to still exist in the online version, but I'm long gone.

To me the publication has little or no value any more because it's just not complete.  Even the online version is hopeless.

Google, on the other hand, does typically get me a result when I want to find out a phone number.

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  # 951568 13-Dec-2013 12:53

In Christchurch, the Yellow Pages logically goes in the yellow recycling bin.

I really don't know what to do with them in Auckland.




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  # 951591 13-Dec-2013 13:23
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The still print those? The mind boggles.

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Is there a way to unsubscribe? It's a huge waste of paper.

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