Tips for coping with the next Blackberry outage

What do ya mean you didn’t even notice that there was a Blackberry outage?

Anyway, for those of you with one of those expensive doohickeys that keep you tethered to your job at all times, here’s a lits of suggestions from the Woot! blog on how to deal with the next one:

  1. Always keep a spare fiber-optic cable with tin cans attached to each end.
  2. Take a deep breath, stretch, and count to 20. When you’re relaxed, you can throw your BlackBerry much harder.
  3. Acquire an advanced degree in telecommunications engineering, so you can decipher the eventual explanation from RIM.
  4. Call your local Homeland Security office and threaten to blow it up in the name of Holy Jihad. Then the BlackBerry outage will be the least of your worries.
  5. While they may not be fast, today’s carrier turtles are more reliable than ever.
  6. Use your writing or photography skills to chronicle the tragedy for future generations. The world must never forget.
  7. Consider learning semaphore.
  8. Take advantage of the accompanying chaos to loot an iPhone.
  9. If you experience feelings of murderous rage, remember: incompetent buck-passing millionaire executives are people, too.
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3 Responses to Tips for coping with the next Blackberry outage

  1. Ric The Schmuck says:

    OK, Blackberries are whicked cool.

    But I’m kinda glad they’re so expensive to use that I can’t justify one. (The service is actually more expensive than the device, as it just keeps on taking, every month…)

  2. don says:

    I found it interesting to learn that R.I.M. notified their customers of the outage … by EMAIL!

    Maybe it said: ‘If you fail to receive this notification it will indicate that you have been affected by our system failure.’

  3. CLD says:

    You know, I didn’t even realize there was an outage until about 6:00PM, when about 70 thousand emails came slamming into my po, wittle Blackberry all at one time. The thing almost flew off my dresser. 🙂

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