The New York Times reports that the White Pages may be on their way out in New York City:
When residential directories were delivered this year to the Ivy Tower, an apartment building on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, Ramon Almanzar, a concierge, kept 28 copies in case residents wanted them. Not a single occupant of the 320-unit building claimed one, Mr. Almanzar said.Read more:
“We end up throwing them away,” he said, as he greeted residents and opened a glass door. “Everyone goes online anyways.”
Customers who prefer to look up phone numbers the old-fashioned way or, like Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk, get a thrill from seeing their names in print, would still be able to have the White Pages delivered to them in book form or on compact disc.
White Pages May Go Way of Rotary-Dialed Phone (New York Times)