|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The latest stupid trick from the San Francisco board of supervisors is to ban the phone book:
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced the legislation at Tuesday's board meeting in what he says is an effort to reduce waste and neighborhood blight.
Seriously, 5 million trees to deliver yellow pages to all the homes in America? That's 30 households per tree. A phone book weighs a pound or two, which gives us an average tree weight of ... 30 to 60 pounds? Does the typical tree weigh as much as a 3rd grader?
If you really want to see blight and waste, check out San Francisco at election time. Every pole is plastered with sloganeering, and every resident and visitor has to look at the junk for months. Have you ever noticed just-delivered Yellow Pages when visiting the city?