“Part a tip to history, part a nod to our now, area codes stand as an archaic system in a modern world. Ask someone from Los Angeles about the difference between 310 and 818. Ask a Manhattanite why he wants a 212. Have someone from Peoria tell you about 309. There’s power in the pride of place.” – The Area Code Project
Another tiny way one can subtly declare that Austin is the best place of all the places in all the land to live.