This morning I spent a few minutes moving bags filled with obviously unwanted phone books from our building’s entrance way. (See picture below.) As I moved the bags I couldn’t help but ask myself, “Who still uses these books? How much did they cost to print? How many trees were cut down to produce enough books even for just our city of Boston?”
It was odd that eight bags of phone books were delivered to a building that has only two companies. I assumed that they must deliver books based upon the number of phone lines within the building (our small company has four phone lines), and started thinking about how many people in our business neighborhood were moving piles and piles of books just like me.
I write this post because I am really curious to see if anyone reading it uses paper phone books still and/or knows of a coworker, friend, or family member who does as well. If you do know someone who uses one (or, better, still advertises in one), I would hope you could share your comments with us.
– AJ Gerritson @ajgerritson