mcentyre said:Just curious, but do you prefer phones numbers formated like (xxx) xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx?
I prefer the using (xxx), but see them both ways.
bob said:I should think that in the era before the proliferation of cell phones that the parenthetical area code was the preferred form. In those days the area code merely was a bit of auxilliary information. (666)666-6666 was appropriate then.
Now that most every being on the planet is wired for sound the area code no longer necessarly indicates a specific geopgraphy. The area code is much more part and parcel of a phone number. As such it deserves equal billing with the rest of the number. 666-666-6666 would seem to be appropriate now.
Besides, parentheses are ugly.