Tim Selwyn at Tumeke! has been weighing up the Yellow Pages and reckons they’re getting smaller because of the recession.
That may have something to do with it but I suspect increased use of the internet has also contributed to less advertising in phone books.
I use a web search more and more. It’s usually faster, more up to date, the writing is bigger and the right way up.
It may be several years since someone had the not very bright idea of putting the yellow pages upside down in the phone book but it still irritates me that I have to turn the book upside down and back to front to get a number.