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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Street address and phone number Reply with quote

I set up a web mail account for a deeply technophobic friend of mine.

He can look at a circuit board in his speaker phone and describe
what part he might replace to fix it, but when confronted by a computer
screen, he quickly devolves into cursing when things aren't going right.

I can understand this to a certain extent. He hasn't developed the
categories in his mind to place things in context; it's all a matter of
"punching the buttons", as if he were a chimpanzee it seems to me.

I tried to explain the difference between a URL he uses for accessing
his mail and the email address itself. I imagine for anyone reading this
posting, that such a distinction is rather obvious. Still, with browsers
that implicitly understand the "http://www." prefix for most URLs, the
distinction has been reduced. Of course, there's a quick easy rule,
if it contains an "@" sign, then its an email address, and if not its a URL.
Still, this wasn't too helpful for my friend. The category thing.

I like to use metaphors when explaining things, so I tried this with my
friend. Your email address is like your phone number. You give it out
to your friends and business clients. Your web mail address (the URL)
is like your street address; the place you go to get your phone messages,
and to call others. You don't give your address out to casual
acquaintances.

I don't know if this will work or not. If someone's got a better
metaphor, please post it.

-Brian
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:27 am    Post subject: How to check a address of an phone number Reply with quote

Hi

I was wondering how do you guys check who the owner is of an phone number?
Is it possible to check the address and name of the owner of the number?

I need to check an US phone number, but I am not located in US my self so I don't have access to phone
catalogue or anything like that.


Please advice

Regards
Triesekig
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want a reverse directory. You can often find them at the library.

I suppose there are many online resources for doing this, but it
may be hard to find a free one.

If I couldn't find what I wanted online, I'd call the library reference desk.
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