Oprah Winfrey was working on a tribute to Michelle Obama for “The Time 100″ feature in Time magazine. The feature highlights the world’s most influential people, and Oprah was writing about her experiences at the Obama’s house for dinner.
Being someone as busy and powerful as Oprah, she typed out the 200 word essay on her BlackBerry. At the Lincoln Center, she told the story in front of eavesdroppers and reporters.
“I was doing it on a BlackBerry,” Oprah confessed. “No!” they gasped. “Yes!” she howled. “I’d been saving little notes on my BlackBerry. You know, I’d think of something and I’d put it on BlackBerry in the memo section,” she explained. “And then I went to hit the wrong button and the whole thing deleted! I went to hit ‘Save’ and instead I hit … ‘Oh my God! Oh my God! It’s gone!’ That ever happened to you? And then you can’t remember — not one sentence you wrote.”
“I couldn’t even think for two days,” she said, sighing, weary at the memory. “I couldn’t even, like, think of a sentence. I stared at the BlackBerry, then I hit every button trying to make it come back. I hit ‘Options.’ I did everything!”
Personally, I think someone like Oprah could use some speech to text software. That way, she save time and the text would be automatically emailed to her device, thus saving her from any data loss. If only celebrities had a BlackBerry consultant, this would never happy.
By the way, if Paris Hilton needs a BlackBerry consultant, I’m available. We can work out a “special” rate.