Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If you can't cut it online ...

Some of you will have had the pleasure of using White Pages Online.

I don't know what you think of the attempts of Sensis to digitise their data and put it online, but my experiences with it haven't produced much joy.

Have you noticed that the latest ads for White Pages feature the old White Pages in paperback? Why not the online version?

No matter how well they streamline their web service, will they ever really replace the experience of thumbing through big chunks of cheap newsprint quality paper with microscopic print?

Amazon have tried to address this phenomenon of people loving paper with their Kindle.

But it's just not the same as the feel of paper, is it? No machine will ever replace curling up in bed with a hot Milo and two volumes of the White Pages.

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