|Spend more time outdoors in da garden than playing around with electronic devices... Aloha check out my opinion article in the (12-02-12) edition of the Kauai garden Island news, "Phone Books are a thing of the past..." same article as this blog!|
Once upon a time the phonebook was the who's who's of everyone in any given town anywhere. Fast forward to the 21st century with the advent of cellular phones, ipods, computers,magic-jack and Skype.
Phonebooks only list people with landlines,however cellphones, skype, magic jack and computer listings are not in the phonebook. Most listings posted in phonebooks are either senior citizens like myself or commercial business's.
Phonebook listings are shrinking just as many parts of my anatomy. Many whom still posses landlines are requesting non listed numbers.
I remember when I got my first phone and my name was in the phone-book, it was the unwritten coming of age. Phonebooks were also used for short people making speeches and for the short boy being photographed with a tall girlfriend, by standing on a phonebook it gave the feeling of security, now phonebooks are like the dinosaurs of the past.
Social networking, cell phones, texting and emails have taken the place of landlines as phonebooks graciously and slowly phase themselves out of existence. All I can say is, "what's a short boy to do?"
Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher.