For what it’s worth, Father Kinsella taught us Catholic boys to be careful and keep our hands to ourselves and never to make a female uncomfortable. I’ve done the best I can to comport myself accordingly.
However, at the risk of making a controversial statement, I do not want to live in a 1984 world where people are walled off from each other and human contact is closely monitored and regulated. We all need touch. Any reasonable emotionally mature adult, male or female, can immediately sense the difference between abusive and dangerous behavior, creepy or mildly inappropriate behavior, or simple acts of affection.
Things are getting out of hand.
Grandpa (Charles) Stack on the front in WW1. Timely post after seeing “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
#KamalaHarris2020 Maybe it’s me. Old(er), white & male. Watched her speech. Passionate about everyone & everything. It will all be free. There’s one special interest group missing in the whole intersectional mess. Wonder if anyone else noticed it?
Hint. It’s the guy/sex/half of humanity mentioned in the first few pages of Genesis. Been around a long time.
Photo and link from pc Magazine article.
From “Inside Blackberry” :
When its corporate e-mail servers were taken down by hackers last month, Sony Pictures was able to rebuild mobile e-mail access for its executives only via BlackBerry devices, reported The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on Tuesday.
Sony “unearthed a cache of BlackBerrys, which still worked because they send and receive email via their own servers,” reported the Journal. The BlackBerry devices, along with other tactics, were key to the efforts of Sony’s IT department to keep its 6,000 employees productive in the aftermath of the cyberattack, which took down computers and landline phones during Thanksgiving week, as well as resulted in the temporary halting of the distribution of the movie,
Leslie McFarlane’s story of how it all came about oh so many years ago.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/439472.Ghost_of_the_Hardy_Boys
BlackBerry First to Receive Coveted “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks
This is pure good (while not unexpected) news for Blackberry and should be a warning for any CIO who settles for a “good enough” alternative. (photo courtesy of Crackberry)
My sports therapist at Performance Sports Chiropractic brought this up to me last week and I was horrified. The research shows that almost no amount of exercise can overcome extended sitting. We were not intended to sit!
” After 1 hour of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90%. Extended sitting slows the body’s metabolism affecting things like (good cholesterol) HDL levels in our bodies. Research shows that this lack of physical activity is directly tied to 6% of the impact for heart diseases, 7% for type 2 diabetes, and 10% for breast cancer, or colon cancer. ”
Read the article or watch his TED talk and stand up and move about more
One really has to wonder, as Jeremy Duke so well points out in his OSBB post today, what Blackberry has been thinking with respect to its advertising policy.
This is an advertisement not sanctioned by Blackberry that PixelCarve prepared to show Blackberry what a SuperBowl Commercial could have been. This is what should have run.
It gives me shivers.
Yesterday was a bleak day on the financial side due to the last Quarters earning report (and for we Playbook users.). However, 300,000 units less of BB10 devices sold than hoped for and an $84M loss, while not desired, are certainly not the end of the world in the long run.
BB10 running on QNX is still the worlds newest and most advanced mobile operating system. Blackberry still performed a mini miracle by beating the clock and getting an entirely new, from scratch, OS to market on new hardware before the doors closed. And now they have time to continue to perfect an already unbelievable system.
But, how many people know about it? They won’t find out by visiting the carrier stores. They won’t be excited by the few ads Blackberry is running. So, here is my own personal form of marketing.
Great infographic from Verizon Insider Blog today.
“BlackBerry smartphones are an essential tool for those who maximize every minute.”
I don’t hit all the boxes but come close 🙂
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