BlackBerrys are for the socially awkward

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As our dear BlackBerry Cool readers know, the technology that we love is changing our society at an ever-accelerating pace. So it’s good to see sometimes when someone stops to take the wind out of technology’s sails. The Winnipeg Sun has a hilarious article up trashing the top 5 tech-related time wasters of 2006. The two on the list that hits BlackBerry Cool right where it hurts?

#3: Blogging and #1: BlackBerrys. Ouch.

3 Your own blog — What you’re missing out on: The ability to essentially share with the world your thoughts and feelings, and the chance to realize that the only people who read your blog entries about going to the mall and buying socks were with you at the time anyway.

1 The BlackBerry — What you’re missing out on: Complete alienation of those around you. If you wish to become socially awkward, get a BlackBerry. You’ll spend your entire life walking around with your head down, typing away while the real world passes you by. I know. I’ve seen my reflection in store windows. We look ridiculous.

The author, Ace Burpee, finishes the article by saying “It’s only gong to get worse, while nobody’s lives will get any better.” Let’s prove him wrong, folks!

  • http://www.findlayosborn.com/ Findlay

    So Ace Burpee has a problem with my Blackberry and my Blogging. Perhaps next time he wants to express his views he should write on papyrus or maybe enthrall us literature written with a chisel on stone. In short, get with the times Ace.

  • http://www.findlayosborn.com Findlay

    So Ace Burpee has a problem with my Blackberry and my Blogging. Perhaps next time he wants to express his views he should write on papyrus or maybe enthrall us literature written with a chisel on stone. In short, get with the times Ace.