In a message dated 96-03-07 23:51:04 EST, you write:
>Not to stem the tide of The Great "Espresso" Discussion, but I have an
>unrelated question for people to ponder.
>What about 10-digit US/Canada phone numbers? I've always wondered if there
>was any functional differentiation between:
>What do you think? And, what are the other alternatives that people have
>seen? I've always felt that the former connoted the idea that the area code
>(first three digits) was optional, depending on whether your call was local
>On the other hand, the latter example has always been much cleaner,
>simpler, and somehow seemed more sophisticated to me...
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I agree that the number separated by periods is a graphically
superior method, but many of my clients resist the "look".
They comment that it looks too "European" to them!!!
As an aside: I think we should all adopt the following format
for fax numbers (not my idea, of course... just a good one :-)
999.999.99.99 (or) 999-999-99-99 if you prefer.
It makes it much easier to dial the correct number if you
want to make a voice call. I can't count how many times I've
called someone's fax by mistake after reading the wrong
line on their b'card or l'head.