Who are we?
Let me explain who we were before I can explain who we are now.
Back in the century before last grandpa Alexander
was both a good engineer and
an even better businessman. He connected the world together. Ma
lived on for many
years. She invested some of her good tidings and help bring us good stuff like
In the end of the last century, Ma was taken aback by some of her offspring and
proteges growing up to be smarter and more beautiful than she. She turned that
offense into action and our Uncle
had to call her to task, hobbling her in
Ma's parts where packaged and distributed as independent companies.
We have spent many years of awkward marriages
and divorces and insolvencies
these various parts. Various investors tried to squeeze as much out of the
bodies as possible and leave the dried out relics to fend for themselves.
We are one of the minor pieces that survives because we serve a necessary
purpose, Directory Assistance. We have been bought and resold more times than
I can count. We are trying to figure out how to put food on the table in the
Internet world and beyond.
I would truly like to give you an answer to who we are now, but by the time I
write it I'm sure it will be out of date. As for this site, we have a thing
of value, which is declining in the old world. This site is one attempt to
find some appreciating value in the new world. Just remember one of the
mantras of the new world, if you perform a useful service and people use it,
good thing will happen.