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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Blackberry Kerfuffle

As was noted in the comments section to yesterday's post, my blackberry problem was not isolated. Rather, there was a systemwide network interruption, causing many psychos like me much angst.

Millions of Blackberry batteries were removed and re-inserted, many tens of times, in the hope that this low tech solution would work (as it often does). Thousands of IT departments were disparaged by Type A executives who were forced to go cold turkey. Only later did the word get out that it was not an internal problem but a systemic one.

A cute story from yesterday when service was restored mid morning. Many of the people in my office were attending a conference with about 150 people. When service was restored, a loud din of buzzing started and didn't stop. Problem was, it was in the middle of a panel discussion. (And, of course, from that moment on, everyone began checking their emails). I can't even imagine how distracting that must have been to the panelists.



  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger Chaim said…

    Here is a good story from the backberry outage yesterday.

  • At 2:33 PM, Blogger The Anchorite said…

    No Shaychus Comment
    I need to meet an associate for a buisness lunch/brunch in NYC, could you recommend a good (kosher) place to go that would be good for a buisness meeting (i.e. no rude waiters rushing you out, not too loud, etc)?

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…



    My Most Favorite Food Company, 45th west of 6th avenue



    Prime Grill, 29th between madison and Park

    Solo, 55th and Madison (inside the sony atrium)

  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger The Anchorite said…

    thanks MoC
    Looking forward to some good NYC eatin'.

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…


    Prime Grill is on 49th, not 29th. my bad.


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