The assets that AT&T is selling include the Yellow Pages directories…
- In the 1960s you could find a public telephone booth on almost any city street.
- In the 1970s the Trimline telephone was being made at a rate of one million a week. Picture phones were available but at a $2,000 per month rate.
- In the 1980s almost every household finally had a landline telephone and a very few had a “mobile” telephone which at time cost around $300 per month.
- In the 1990s cordless phones were replacing the corded version in the typical American home and cellular service was just beginning.
- By 2000 cellular phones were becoming common place.
- By 2020 it is speculated that the country will be pretty much converted from landline to completely cellular service.
So I guess AT&T giving up its Yellow Pages is just a minor nick in the change but it just won’t seem the same without “letting my fingers walk through the Yellow Pages. 🙂 But then again, I don’t think I have opened last years version of the Yellow Pages. I now look up everything on the Internet.
Goodbye my Yellow Pages friend. You served me well but your time like so many things now days has come to an end.