Monday, June 4, 2007

Blackberry - Noun, Adjective or a Verb?

I’m sure we can all relate to this…you are having an important discussion or meeting when you notice someone diverted by an e-mail on their Blackberry device. As they begin thumbing their response, you realize you are no longer interacting with this individual.

What should this impolite act be called? A “Blackberry”? Not the device, but rather the treatment you just received…

I feel like I’ve just been Blackberried … or I just got a Blackberry treatment by someone…

It’s amazing how one piece of technology has had such an impact on people’s manners. The cell phone has come a close second…but think about it, the many years of civilized behaviour has been diminished with one device - The Blackberry.

The next time you look down at your belt harness during family dinner, think again…is it really important that you respond right then and there?


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