Disgust, demand for PDA explode – 09/05/04
I have often wondered whether I should look into getting a BlackBerry or not. At work, they are everywhere and it seems that the executives swear by them. It will get even worse as now the University of Maryland is even handing them out to full-time MBA students. As this article suggests, perhaps the term CrackBerry is more appropriate because I have born witness to being in meetings where the BlackBerry chat between attendees was used to comment and wisecrack silently back and forth just like passing notes in elementary school. For a tecnogeek like myself, the use and pervasiveness of this kind of device makes it very tempting, but I’m not sure that it has data storage PDA capabilities that truly complement the always-on email functionality.