It finally happened. After 8 years, my Blackberry finally died. Not a natural death mind you, but due to my negligence in leaving it on a lawn chair Friday evening after I enjoyed a glass of wine with my spouse.
Our sprinkler timer kicked on Saturday morning and, after a 20 minute water cycle, my friend was soaked to the circuits.
My Blackberry has been my primary method of communication since 2002. I receive over 100 e-mails a day so I figure it handled 300,000 emails over the years – plus more than my fair share of google alerts, text messages and even an occasional telephone call or two.
But it didn’t have a camera. No video or GPS either. Compared to the sleek iPhones everyone whips out these days, it was kinda like a four-door Ford sedan. Boring but reliable.
It has been eerily quiet this weekend. No calls, no checking the crackberry every 5 minutes, no frantic texting to clients who have become accustomed to communicating on the weekends.
So long old friend. Should I bring you back? Or is it time for an upgrade? I think that I’ll be a traitor and give an iPhone OS 4 a try.
Or maybe I’ll just enjoy the silence for another day.