Monthly Archives: October 2011

Blackberry Plague

In medieval days, a scourge known as the black plague ravaged Europe, savaging millions of people. The cause was a mystery at that time.

This week, a new scourge plagued millions of Blackberry users all over the world. Their email communications device is as dead as a doornail. The cause is a mystery to the users.

Sure, RIM explains servers, outages and throttles are responsible. But at the bottom of this, as history analogously repeats itself, the problem may turn out to be a rat.

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The Best Friend I Never Met

Steve Jobs has been my constant companion for over 25 years. Not in real life. But definitely in virtual life.

My first computer was an original Macintosh — the offspring of Steve’s unlimited imagination and unstoppable will to change the world. So strong was our connection that I nicknamed her “Maxine”. What adventures we shared.

Now Steve is gone, may he rest in peace. Though we never actually met, I feel as if I have lost a lifelong friend.

My deepest sympathies go to his loved ones. We cherish memories of the man who inspired us to Think Different.