A few years ago, we were always on our blackberries because we were always juggling deals and family, etc.
Sometimes, we would look at our blackberries to be passive-aggressive if we were angry with our spouses. Not with my spouse, however. I tried that for one week and, thereafter, when I came home there was the ceremonial handing over of the blackberry to her and she would throw it somewhere, at least until dinner was over.
Now we are always on our blackberries, fiddling with the battery, checking whether the wifi is on, because we can’t imagine that no one needs to reach us immediately. In fact, I have three different electronic gizmos just in case one doesn’t work.
Blackberries won’t give us business and restart the economy, but looking at it all the time will anger friends and family. Sooooooo, I am starting a 12-step program.