[vcf-midatlantic] Blackberry is finally at end-of-life

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 10:36:08 UTC 2022

Why BlackBerry held the tiny keys to my heartThis topic relates to vintage
computers for many reasons

1) RIM (Research In Motion) did wonderful ergonomics on the Blackberry.
Despite being so tiny, the full QWERTY keyboard was easy to use with just
your thumbs,
and the clicking scroll wheel was sufficient to navigate the GUI.
I abhor touch-screen phones because there's no way to type-ahead,
and my finger is opaque: I'm blocking the screen when interacting with it.

2) The tail wagging the dog: RIM was a trusted business communications tools
due to the secure back-end. It was ultra-reliable from end to end

3) Like today's "cloud based services", the device has little value
operating stand-alone.
Once the server is gone, the device is mostly useless.

-- jeffrey jonas

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