Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sign of the (digital) times

Yesterday I went to buy a new Ballarat street directory, as ours is well out of date. I was told they aren't being made any more: not enough people were buying them, thanks to Google and GPS-enabled devices. I still like to plan a trip to the other side of Ballarat the old-fashioned way, with an actual map. I certainly get a better overview of where I'm going than my phone can provide.

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  1. Discovered the same earlier this year, at the newsagent at Stockland. The staff member said that many customers were mightily dismayed at the news, but the compiler/publisher wouldn't be moved, and persisted claiming that there was no market for a paper version any longer.

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  2. And I found out this week that the RACV/VicRoads atlas of country Victoria is no longer being produced. We have used that a lot, and I wanted to update it too. Boo!

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