Tuesday, March 3, 2009
It's a small thing, I know. But for someone who shops online and registers for websites as much as I do, I've always wondered why they can't determine my city and state based on my ZIP code. How much time is spent scrolling through the list of states for something that ought to be automatic, right? Oh, to live in Alabama or American Samoa. Well, not really. But I'll take Alaska, Sarah Palin and all!
Well, just now I was placing a bid in the KNPR Online Auction -- not telling for what, but no, it's not for lunch with myself, har har, which, in fact, I am having right now for free! -- and I had to give a new credit card. And much to my surprise, the system automatically knew that 89121 was Las Vegas, NV.
At first, I couldn't believe it, so I tried my childhood ZIP code:
That worked, too! Hooray! Now, why don't more sites do this? Too logical?