Digital Review

Select Phone

Every published telephone number in America on four little CD-ROMs, and you still don't think there's an information revolution going on? Select Phone allows you to search by name, address, phone number, or zip code: All that tonnage, and I bet you're going to use it to find out where your old flames are living. Since ProPhone has literally just downloaded the contents of the country's phone books onto disc, there are plenty of glitches and omissions. My phone number isn't in there, for instance, but since this is a telemarketer's dream, maybe that's not such a bad thing. B

Originally posted Jun 17, 1994 Published in issue #227 Jun 17, 1994 Order article reprints