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# 41774 23-Sep-2009 10:28
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Hi,

I realise that in a forum for geeks that the answers may be slightly skewed, but having just gone through the process to redo my ad in the yellow pages at great expense though the ad has been shrunk. I wondered

a; if many people ever pick up the physical book

b; use the online yellow pages

c; or just google the company or product they are looking for.

I know i am definatly in the last group but living in a compact city (Dunedin) i probably know someone who does what i am looking for.

Any thoughts welcome preferably only on this subject

Thanks Alan

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  # 257751 23-Sep-2009 10:44
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(c), (b), (a) - in that order. With reaching (a) being an extremely rare occurrence (i.e. when the internet isn't working!).




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  # 257752 23-Sep-2009 10:47
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A: Not personally but I imagine a significant % of older people still probably still use the physical book. It's changing though.

B: Only if it comes up as one of the top search results in Bing or Google

C: Yes basically, yellow pages is dying.  Telecom was very smart to sell it when they did for as much as they did.



 
 
 
 


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  # 257760 23-Sep-2009 11:10
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Im with RedJungle.

(a) could be fun now though... dont think we even have paper books anymore - we returned them soon as they arrived.




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  # 257767 23-Sep-2009 11:22
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Actually I use phone books underneath my LCD's to increase the height slightly, does that count?





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  # 257770 23-Sep-2009 11:46
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sorry should have added
d; Any other use.

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  # 257776 23-Sep-2009 12:06
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RedJungle: (c), (b), (a) - in that order. With reaching (a) being an extremely rare occurrence (i.e. when the internet isn't working!).


What he said :D

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  # 257778 23-Sep-2009 12:23
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+1 RedJungle.

Paper is dead. (Literally and figuratively).







 
 
 
 


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  # 257808 23-Sep-2009 13:53
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I still use the physical book when looking for a business that provides a specific service.  Google is probably great in the major centres but is of limited use in smaller places like Invercargill.


d:  great for entertaining young kids when nothing else is available, contains hundreds of pictures of machinery, animals etc.

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  # 257810 23-Sep-2009 14:05
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d: (cont'd)....fire starter, toilet paper, packaging, kitty litter....





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  # 257812 23-Sep-2009 14:11
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xpd: d: (cont'd)....fire starter, toilet paper, packaging, kitty litter....

I couldn't imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wipe your butt with the yellowpages.







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  # 257814 23-Sep-2009 14:15
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d: Defending yourself against home invaders.

Our lead story tonight - 33 year old King of Awesomeness Tony Hughes beat 9 home invaders around the head with a copy of the Hawkes Bay phone book last night, and delivered the unconcious but still-breathing would-be robbers to the Napier police station.

A medal for bravery will be presented as soon as Mr Hughes makes room in his already-full bravery-medal cabinet, likely to happen after the end of his World Awesomeness Tour next month.







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tonyhughes:
xpd: d: (cont'd)....fire starter, toilet paper, packaging, kitty litter....

I couldn't imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wipe your butt with the yellowpages.


Pretty uncomfortable dude...... A phone book used to very occcasionally reside in our bathroom back in my student days

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# 257828 23-Sep-2009 14:54
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tonyhughes: d: Defending yourself against home invaders.

Our lead story tonight - 33 year old King of Awesomeness Tony Hughes


Lying about our age are we? ;)

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  # 257843 23-Sep-2009 15:24
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C then B. Printed went to recycle bin.

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