Actually, I'm amazed that they were still doing this. Calling time was a part of learning to use the telephone for a generation. Of course the telephone as we know it is also nearing extinction.
"What that means is that people throughout Southern California will no longer be able to call 853-1212 to hear a woman's recorded voice state that "at the tone, Pacific Daylight Time will be . . ." with the recording automatically updating at 10-second intervals.
""Times change," said John Britton, an AT&T spokesman. "In today's world, there are just too many other ways to get this information. You can look at your cellphone or your computer. You no longer have to pick up the telephone."
"Indeed, time already has stopped in 48 other states, he said. California and Nevada are the two remaining holdouts."