As a little kid, I remember getting these bags once a year and my mom rolling her eyes and tossing them out. When asked why, she always told me that she could find the answers online much more quickly. I was always appeased with this answer, but as I'm getting older, I can't help but wonder which is more beneficial to use, the phone books that are in these bags, or the internet?
Upon initial contemplation, I would easily say internet. It's fast, gives me the information I want, plus I can get reviews on just about every place I am considering and decide before I ever get there if I'll like it or not.
While this seems like a great thing, I can't help but wonder how many things I've missed out on since I've read others opinions about the goings-on of locations. A lot of times the reviews are spot-on, but what about the times that movie I watched was great, despite it's horrid reviews? Can't the same be said of businesses?
Maybe the phone book giving no opinion is a benefit... Maybe there still is a place for it today.
Photos by Bill Morton