I have no idea how to fix the current economic crisis, create peace in the Middle East, or make sure everyone gets health insurance. I listen to the news pretty passively, hoping that the Powers That Be make good decisions on my behalf, since there’s no way I’d be able to make these decisions with any confidence of success. So while events of great magnitude wash over me day in and day out, what sticks? What do I go back to at the end of the day and ask Google for updates that I may have missed? Obama’s Blackberry.
It had never occurred to me that he wouldn’t be able to use one while off being president. It seemed like the perfect accessory to a presidential suit. Who knew that it would have such security ramifications? Who knew that it would spark debate about the kinds of filtered information top leaders get, and what this will mean for historians of the future? Fascinating!!