Phone Books = Garbage?

So… today was “Phone Book Day” – the day they drop off piles of bagged telephone directories on doorsteps in my neighborhood, whether anyone actually lives there or not.  Now, back in the day these things were pretty handy.  Now I don’t even want to bother bending over to pick  up that ten ton piece of crap and bring it into my apartment.  Apparently they hope to have a  “universal opt out”  in place by 2010 (http://www.komonews.co…).  Seriously, though – what do you usually do with these things?!