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Sprint Smacks Phone Books

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: FON) is reworking the phone books it distributed in Lake County, Fla., after realizing the cover art included an opium-bearing poppy, the brightly-color flower used to make heroin, according to an Associated Press report.

Sprint tells the AP that it won't recall the phone books, though thousands of copies have already been distributed throughout central Florida. The cover art for the books was chosen from some stock photographs by someone who didn't recognize the notorious plant, the report says.

Will the Sprint heroin phone books be collectors' items? Will they be sold by the gram? Hard to say. None have made it to eBay yet, though an original 1961 Bloomington, Ill., phone book, with no drug references on the cover, seeks a starting bid of $20.

— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading

Tony Li 12/4/2012 | 11:30:59 PM
re: Sprint Smacks Phone Books
Have the folks at LR been investigating this a bit too thoroughly? ;-)

s/disturbed/distributed/

Tony
likebizy 12/4/2012 | 11:30:58 PM
re: Sprint Smacks Phone Books I think the boys at LR just got their PHD's in waisting bandwidth!
Mr. Mutt 12/4/2012 | 11:30:58 PM
re: Sprint Smacks Phone Books They are creating broadband demand, big difference...
likebizy 12/4/2012 | 11:30:56 PM
re: Sprint Smacks Phone Books Huh????????????????
lite-brite 12/4/2012 | 11:30:36 PM
re: Sprint Smacks Phone Books nah, they'd have put at least a video of the book up if they wanted to help the industry; pay to view, a la CNN:-)
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