Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The way we live now

Here is a depressing statistic from an article on the BBC website: 48 per cent of telephone subscribers are now ex-directory.

No doubt this has a lot to do with a wish to avoid sales calls. But it may also tell us something about the atomised state of life in Britain today. In America the figure is a lot lower.

There is a telling quotation from someone in the article:
"The people I want to contact me, I would give them my number. Why would I want anyone else to contact me?"

1 comment:

Roy said...

In America you have to pay to be ex-directory. In the UK it's free.