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Sorry, Mr. President. Please surrender your BlackBerry.

Those are seven words President-elect Barack Obama is dreading but expecting to hear, friends and advisers say, when he takes office in 65 days.

For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry. The device has rarely been far from his side � on most days, it was fastened to his belt � to provide a singular conduit to the outside world as the bubble around him grew tighter and tighter throughout his campaign.

But before he arrives at the White House, he will probably be forced to sign off. In addition to concerns about e-mail security, he faces the Presidential Records Act, which puts his correspondence in the official record and ultimately up for public review, and the threat of subpoenas. A decision has not been made on whether he could become the first e-mailing president, but aides said that seemed doubtful.
New York Times

Interesting quandary...is our first real twenty-first century president going to be forced to use twentieth century technology for his communications and information sources?


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Originally Posted by Snargle
Interesting quandary...is our first real twenty-first century president going to be forced to use twentieth century technology for his communications and information sources?

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You betcha!
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For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry.
You mean 'Crackberry.' Some people can not put theirs down - or check their messages as soon as they hear a 'ding.'



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Originally Posted by Snargle
Interesting quandary...is our first real twenty-first century president going to be forced to use twentieth century technology for his communications and information sources?
You'd think that Silicon Valley can come up with a good solution for our dear President.


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Interesting quandary...is our first real twenty-first century president going to be forced to use twentieth century technology for his communications and information sources?
You'd think that Silicon Valley can come up with a good solution for our dear President.

But there is always some computer-savvy person willing to try and hack into anything...just because the want the challenge, and to prove that they can! And some, will try to profit by said hacking, in one way or another. rolleyes


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But there is always some computer-savvy person willing to try and hack into anything...just because the want the challenge, and to prove that they can! And some, will try to profit by said hacking, in one way or another. rolleyes

Not if you make the product good enough that it cannot be cracked. Example: Playstation 3. While XBOX360 has been cracked before it was even available in stores and people have been playing "back-up" copies for the past 3 years, Playstation 3 has enjoyed 2 years of "uncracked" software and hardware.

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But there is always some computer-savvy person willing to try and hack into anything...just because the want the challenge, and to prove that they can! And some, will try to profit by said hacking, in one way or another. rolleyes

Not if you make the product good enough that it cannot be cracked. Example: Playstation 3. While XBOX360 has been cracked before it was even available in stores and people have been playing "back-up" copies for the past 3 years, Playstation 3 has enjoyed 2 years of "uncracked" software and hardware.

Maybe I'm just cynical..or since i don't play PlayStation 3(I'm more of a "Wii" kind of Gal), but give it time. wink


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But there is always some computer-savvy person willing to try and hack into anything...just because the want the challenge, and to prove that they can! And some, will try to profit by said hacking, in one way or another. rolleyes

Not if you make the product good enough that it cannot be cracked. Example: Playstation 3. While XBOX360 has been cracked before it was even available in stores and people have been playing "back-up" copies for the past 3 years, Playstation 3 has enjoyed 2 years of "uncracked" software and hardware.

Maybe I'm just cynical..or since i don't play PlayStation 3(I'm more of a "Wii" kind of Gal), but give it time. wink

You might be right... but if a product that has a lifetime of 5-8 years has lasted the first 2 years without being cracked.... chances are it won't be cracked.

However, when you compromize security to make your product cheaper, you suffer the consequences.


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Not if you make the product good enough that it cannot be cracked. Example: Playstation 3.

While I think they will allow him to keep his Playstation 3 (unless he begins to confuse it with the "football"), probably the primary concern with the Blackberry is that whole "transparency" thingie.:-0

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Something else to keep in mind: The manufacturer of the Blackberry device and the owner of its network is RIM (Research In Motion) which just happens to be a Canadian firm, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. Despite NAFTA, there might be some pressure not to entrust presidential secrets to our north-of-the-border neighbors. shocked


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