Mobile Future

Free the BlackBerry

A tip o’ the hat to our own Jonathan Spalter for this op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News:

"As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to take power, sadly one of his first acts as president may be to power down his beloved BlackBerry smart-phone.  Why must the leader of the country that created the Internet,e-mail and various other advancements be forced to forego modern technology?"

To put the answer in auto terms, our technology is like Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin DBS.  Meanwhile, the Presidential Records Act became law the same year as this.  Any questions?

In 2008, more than 260 million Americans will use more than 2 trillion wireless minutes.  It’s beyond debate that our Commander-in-Chief should be able to be a part of this experience.