I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Kate who perfectly sums up how I, and probably a good chunk of the population, feel about those giant stacks of unclaimed phone books showing up at apartment buildings every year.
These days your fingers are likely walking on iPad touchscreens, not dead tree pages. After a decade of obsolescence, the local phone directory is finally getting the chop as states wise up to reality.
Some Finlandianites will be launching the first "smart phone books" in the spring of 2006. This service will work with a variety of cell phones including nine Nokia models, three Ericsson models, two Samsung and pretty much any phone that is Symbian 60-based.