Thursday, March 13, 2008

Yellow Pages Prank!

As a result of my recent postings about unnecessary phone directories being distributed throughout Boston, a nice reporter named Tania from the Boston Globe / boston.com reached out to me about an article she is writing about this same topic. It appears that this is a problem throughout Boston, for people both younger and older than me.

It would be nice for this issue to gather some more steam and become a topic of discussion for City Hall.

Tania alerted me to Yellow Book's cumbersome "opt out" procedure (um, shouldn't we be able to "opt in" instead?), and to this YouTube video showing how Tufts University students utilize their phone directories.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I am totally with you on this. I posted about the phone book mess a while back. What a waste! http://andrewteman.org/blog/2007/12/23/phone-books-and-atm-receipts-paper-wasted/