Reciting the first 10 digits of Pi would be beyond me, much less 1,000 digits. Now with smart phones remembering everything I couldn't even tell you what my wife's phone number is.
Back in the day I was a phone book junkie. I could spend an hour just looking through the white pages and on rare occasions I'd look through the Yellow pages. Today's phone book is a mere fraction of the size it was just 10 years ago and there is so little information in it I seldom even pick it up more than once a year.
20 years ago you were nobody if you were not listed in the book. Today I believe if your name is in the book you are wasting your money. What say You?