SpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 3826 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13070 times:
I believe it was just a matter of time before that decision would be made. It was always a bit outdated when it was published and this became even more the case with all the data available on the web. Like for many things, its time is over.
N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 3304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11869 times:
I bought my first JP fleets in the middle of the 80ies. Whenever I saw a new registration I "clicked" the little box in front of the registration.
But as all the others said before: today - wouldn't even think of using JP but simply type in the registration into google and check the pictures that will appear.
At that time we had a lot of B 707 and DC 8 in FRA flying MAC- and sub-charter flights. These planes used to change their operators more often than I changed my underwear (well, not really, but you know what I mean). So even at that time JP wouldn't help.
RubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11630 times:
Exactly right. These days it's extremely difficult to make a business case for a paper directory, because it doesn't sell. It's too expensive to include all the data available, and the selected data which does end up printed is inaccurate before it's out of the door - not because it was bad information but because it can't keep up with changes the way electronic data can.