Sunday, April 08, 2007


Who would have thought in 1978 that if your calculator and your walkie talkie snuck off for a weekend of fun they'd breed this... The Blackberry -- a workaholic's dream!

It's known affectionately to some as the Crackberry, and for good reason. These suckers have done more to feed 21st-century communication addicts than any other technology since my grandmother finally figured out what email was. If you get the shakes when you're away from your computer, this might be just the drug you need.

Never had one myself, but I did pick up an imitator... a Windows Mobile-based smartphone. It's not without it's quirks, but addictive nonetheless. If you get one, take out extra insurance for your thumbs 'cause you may be tap-tapping away until nerve damage is imminent.

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