If you are looking for a particular person or a particular place or a particular business in the state of California, you can always just pick up the phonebook that was distributed to your house and take a look in that phone book for the information that you seek.
In fact for decades this is how things have been done in informational circles. However, as time moves forward the technology for doing things progresses and of course that in turn makes information available in a much easier manner. This is what has happened with California directory information and it has come about because of the advent of something known as the web directory.
A web directory can mean many different things and this is why a California directory is a much different beast from a web directory that has to deal with certain subject matter. The latter is something that tends to point you to many different websites that have information on that particular subject matter while the former is something that allows you the opportunity to figure out the contact information for whatever it is you are looking for right from the comfort of your own home.
The web directory version of the California directory has many advantages inherent to its design that make it far better than the phonebook and the convenience of simply being able to look it up quickly on the internet instead of having to flip through a phonebook to find it is one of these major advantages.
Another advantage inherent to using a web directory as your California directory is the fact that you save a lot of paper. There are millions of phonebooks printed up for the state of California and when you think about how thick each phonebook happens to be, you can see just from visual terms how many trees were probably used in the printing process. Then, consider that all of the other states in the union have the same phonebook printing processes and then consider even further that all of the other developed countries have similar things going on and it is quite easy to see that a lot of trees are wasted and the environment is ruined just with these phonebooks.
Since now is the time that everyone is being environmentally conscious, the web directory concept for a California directory, if it is used by everyone, can actually save the environmental damage and help fight the battle against deforestation. Every little bit helps as the environmentalists are fond of saying.
There are many other advantages that one can gain from this exercise and using the two above as your starting point it should be a relatively simple matter to think of other advantages inherent to this activity. One thing is for certain however and that is that a california directory that is entirely a web directory is a much better way of collecting and distributing information than any other method currently available to the mass market consumer.