[LINK] The end of the US whitepages

Jon Seymour jon.seymour at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 10:43:46 AEDT 2010

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
> Talking about edependencies:
> http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_16590685
>> In the past month, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania approved Verizon's request to quit distributing residential white pages, which first appeared in 1878 in New Haven, Conn.
>> Telephone companies argue that most consumers now check the Internet rather than flip through pages when they want to reach out and touch someone.
> But what happens if there's a power outage?

Or when the website goes down for maintenance. This happened to me on
the Australian whitepages this morning.

Fortunately, I had a backup in the form of a dusty 2006/7 edition of
the Whitepages.

Mind you, by the time I had a found the correct volume (not the yellow
pages, not the business listings), realised how bad my previously good
eyesight now is, and supplied the requested number to my dad, the
maintenance window on the whitepages had closed and whitepages.com.au
was again available.


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