Sunday, December 04, 2005

Blog Stuff: Funny.

James J. Na posts about the impending disaster in the Blackberry patch.

Personally, I think the Blackberry is the second-silliest handheld communication idea ever, behind only cell-phone text messaging. ("If only there was some way I could use this cell phone to get a message to my friend, who also has a cell phone." The very first text message I ever saw someone send? "Call Me." I am not kidding.)

Remember, folks: Email is only one third of the Computing Triad. Until a gizmo can also handle games and porn, it won't catch on.

2 comments:

Standard Mischief said...

Email to SMS gateway, perfect for one way communication. I'd much rather send an email telling someone something, than leaving a note on the fridge. I've also sent my roommate a message that the police were shooting radar down the road from us, rather than calling him. It's less distracting while driving and cost less on his prepaid phone anyway.
I have no clue, however, on how to send a message from the phone's keypad. I ought to learn though, because in a 9/11 type scenario, you will more than likely be unable to get a dial tone on your mobile. But because the text messaging uses the cellular hand-off frequencies, you can frequently get a text message through.
43 folders has a list of all the email to cellphone gateways. If your buddy has a prepaid, you need to know what major provider his reseller uses. Virgin Mobile, for example, I think uses Sprint.

http://wiki.43folders.com/index.php/Phone_hacks#Email_to_phone

The Commander said...

I don't know. My Blackberry is kind of handy. I can check in on the minions with it, send email, play games, surf the web for deviant desires and call in a pizza all at the same time. It's like having a mobile command post anywhere I go. Or don't go as the case may be.