It was announced on Thursday that Research in Motion, the company responsible for bestowing on the general public the once-almighty BlackBerry, is to hold up its white flag and give up competing with Apple's iPhone and the Android platform for consumer sales.
My girlfriend has a BlackBerry, one of my housemates has an iPhone, and another housemate has both; they've all been having a spot of bother this week. I have an Android phone and so I've rarely been more smug, which is saying something.
I first got my BlackBerry in 2004 and it changed my life. From then on I have been always ON. The kind of emotionally nourishing break from the world of work we used to crave on our evenings, weekends and holidays just went out the window.