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Subject: UKNM: For those without a PA newsfeeed
From: Tim Ireland
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:48:41 +0100

Tim Ireland
Email: timatdesignercity [dot] com

This made my morning:

A US company that prints yellow pages has given the wrong web site address
for the US government ... leading browsers to a porn site instead of the
White House official home page.

One Book Yellow Pages has delivered 800,000 copies to customers in 10
counties across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, with the company saying the
directories will not be recalled.

General manager Scott Caddell reportedly apologised for the error. The
addresses for the FBI and Nasa also are wrong.

This year, the company started a new Internet section inside the phone book
as a resource for computer owners. The problem has been well-documented
before, with the address www.whitehouse.com owned by an adult entertainment
company and the US government using www.whitehouse.gov.

Company officials say they became so accustomed to Internet addresses having
the com ending that the White House address looked correct when they
proof-read the phone book.

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