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Blackberry Will Kill Me

Many friends have asked me this question before, ‘Eh, how come you downgrade your phone ah? Everyone is upgrading their mobile phones here and there….you downgrade your phone. Why?’ 

You see, whilst there is absolutely, irrefutably nothing wrong with a Blackberry per se, it’s a nuisance to me. 

Oh yeah, the features are lovely. 

Oh yeah, you can tweet and update your Facebook account right there and then? 

Oh yeah, people can ‘chat’ with you no matter where you are. 

Oh yeah, your clients can find you and clarify important matters with you regardless of time and location. 

Hang on. That doesn’t REALLY sound like good news to me. 

If I were to be completely honest with you, I think Blackberry will kill me. I will have no life to speak off if I had a Blackberry. I will not be able to turn off because I will be consistently online – and Lord knows I shouldn’t because I am a blasted alcoh….sorry….workaholic. I would be in bed trying to relax, meditating or reading my book and when the phone beeps, I check and it’s bye-bye ME TIME

The problem is…I can’t NOT answer. It’s just not ME. If a client beeped me on my Blackberry at 2.49am, I would answer because….well, you know….I am a retard. 

So, no thank you. No Blackberry for me because the only kind of berry I like are the ones that either goes into the mouth or is mashed up, fermented and comes in a bottle, thank you very much. 


Unknown said…
Hello Dear Marsha, I can't "hit you with it" because we are on the same team, at least where the infectious Blackberry is concerned. The sheer deluge of data that gushes through it can overwhelm anyone downstream of it, especially if you're in a boat that easily tips over, like mine. That is, if you already have an overly-active mind, the seemingly harmless Blackberry will only turn creative energy into neurosis. For example, I recently opened an account on Facebook only to erase it a short 8 days later. I quickly became addicted to that little blue fb icon popping happily onto my phone screen promising that some happy, if not richly profound, message awaited me, only to find out that some restless old acquaintance from my high school days was about to go out to walk her precious doggy, who has a fabulous new pink studded collar befitting a photo shoot with Paris Hilton, so hot! And of course there are all of those email accounts piercing through the ether to breathlessly announce the latest breakthroughs in the virtues of acai juice, or the truth about popular colon clensers. Anyway, you are right to protect yourself from the ravages of data overload. And speaking of infectious, your site emits sparks, pulse and the assuredness that any company interested in effectively delivering its message to the reader would be foolish not to hire your talents. I happened upon your work while doing research on becoming a freelance writer. In fact, this message represents my initial foray into the dream. Other than my wife, you are the first to hear of it. Meanwhile, I hope that most of your dreams are coming true for you and yours. I sincerely enjoyed experiecing your energy! Thanks! Robert in Utah, USA
Krista Goon said…
Marsha! That is precisely the reason why Nic and I have never even thought of getting BlackBerries. They are way too intrusive. At least with emails, I can say I have not seen the email yet coz I am OUT of the office or home. With BlackBerries, people keep checking when messages come in. It's freaky. You are so right when you say you refuse to let IT suck you in. I think we have too many distractions in life and the BlackBerry is one of them.

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