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2013-10-02 09:03:06 AM
I remember when these were cool.

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
 
2013-10-02 09:03:49 AM
I hated my blackberry.... ALL of them!
 
2013-10-02 09:07:45 AM
I did not want one. I had a cell phone that did just fine. All that the "Crackberry" hype did was allow me to pre-identify all of the self-absorbed assholes who would spend all day on Facebook a few years later.
 
2013-10-02 09:12:50 AM

grinding_journalist: I did not want one. I had a cell phone that did just fine. All that the "Crackberry" hype did was allow me to pre-identify all of the self-absorbed assholes who would spend all day on Facebook a few years later.


Pretty much.
 
2013-10-02 09:17:09 AM
And before that, it was the Palm Pilot.

And when both are gone, I'll miss Palm a lot more than RIM.  webOS was my favorite mobile OS.
 
2013-10-02 09:18:54 AM

Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[startac photo]


Best phone I ever had, and I would carry one now if I could get away with it.  Tiny, stayed charged forever, and did this neat thing where I could talk to someone else who was in a completely different location!
 
2013-10-02 09:21:17 AM
When BB's were new, I begged the boss to get us some, but they were reserved for supervisors only.  Now I'm glad we never got them, because in our office, they only mean that the boss can reach you at any time, 24/7... and often does.
 
2013-10-02 09:23:00 AM

The Dynamite Monkey


Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[startac photo]

Best phone I ever had, and I would carry one now if I could get away with it. Tiny, stayed charged forever, and did this neat thing where I could talk to someone else who was in a completely different location!


I think it was also the first phone to offer a vibrate ring option. If not the very first, it was pretty close to it.
 
2013-10-02 09:34:16 AM
Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company is managed by dinosaurs."
 
2013-10-02 09:58:28 AM

zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company is managed by dinosaurs."


Pretty much this.
I resisted having to get one for work, mostly because I wanted to leave work AT WORK!

We were later given an option of using iPhones, but we had to buy them ourselves (company wouldn't) but it would still be synced to our Outlook and work stuff...while remaining our "regular" (i.e. civilian life) phone (so we'd be inclined to always have it on us).

I chose to stick with a BB, which I can occasionally "forget" to take with me.
 
2013-10-02 10:39:26 AM

Gaambit: zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company is managed by dinosaurs."

Pretty much this.
I resisted having to get one for work, mostly because I wanted to leave work AT WORK!

We were later given an option of using iPhones, but we had to buy them ourselves (company wouldn't) but it would still be synced to our Outlook and work stuff...while remaining our "regular" (i.e. civilian life) phone (so we'd be inclined to always have it on us).

I chose to stick with a BB, which I can occasionally "forget" to take with me.


Same here. I'm a doc, I already carry a pager, and I don't want to say just what I said when the program offered to buy phones for everyone. I'd rather pay the $35 a month for my own phone that I can leave home if I choose than have their freebie I have to carry 24-7.
 
2013-10-02 11:02:08 AM
If I could get out of having a work phone, I would not have a work phone.

But I will never, ever let them combine my personal phone with my work phone. The $75 a month it costs for my phone (with unlimited data) is worth every penny for the freedom it provides.
 
2013-10-02 11:02:27 AM

zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company is managed by dinosaurs."


We still have a BES here - granted, there are no BB's on it, but it's fun to poke it with a stick now and then.
 
2013-10-02 11:12:12 AM

zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company IT department is managed by dinosaurs."


FTFY.
 
2013-10-02 11:34:20 AM
Remember when having a Blackberry meant you were important and cool?

No.  I remember a time when douchey executives and bureaucrats thought they meant that, but BlackBerrys were always stupid.  Once the iPhone came out it was clearly over, and assuredly so once Android followed with lots of devices later on.

I remember sitting on the DC subway going home one day back in 2008 surfing the web on my iPhone, and some self-important dipstick from DoD came up and started bragging about his piece of shiat BlackBerry scrolling through emails with that retarded scroll wheel -- in text so small you needed a goddamned telescope to read it -- and sending messages.  "I can get work done on it."

"Yeah, I can do that too, and my browser's not shiat."

</csb>
 
2013-10-02 12:19:25 PM

Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[www.sciencemuseum.org.uk image 413x535]


I think I have mine still stashed in a drawer somewhere.
 
2013-10-02 01:55:48 PM

Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[www.sciencemuseum.org.uk image 413x535]


My ex boss designed the antenna for that phone.
Earlier flip phones had the vibrate feature in them as well.
 
2013-10-02 02:39:54 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company IT department is managed by dinosaurs."

FTFY.



Farking THIS!  Every damned day.  I once actually considered a different employer simply because they used iPhones.  Anything to get away from this Blackberry hell I'm currently in.  Someday....someday.

/Here's a  special treat...try posting/replying/submitting to Fark from their shiatty browser.  It's enough to make you want to punch a kitten.
 
2013-10-02 03:29:20 PM
I remember some guy on BART asking me what model my Blackberry Bold was.

He then got on his cellphone and called his friend who was shopping for a Blackberry and said, "Dude, you have to check out the Bold...it's so sexy."

Good times.
 
2013-10-02 03:32:24 PM
Bring bac the Star Tac!!!!

/best cell phone ever made!
 
2013-10-02 04:27:42 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: Remember when having a Blackberry meant you were important and cool?

No.  I remember a time when douchey executives and bureaucrats thought they meant that, but BlackBerrys were always stupid.  Once the iPhone came out it was clearly over, and assuredly so once Android followed with lots of devices later on.

I remember sitting on the DC subway going home one day back in 2008 surfing the web on my iPhone, and some self-important dipstick from DoD came up and started bragging about his piece of shiat BlackBerry scrolling through emails with that retarded scroll wheel -- in text so small you needed a goddamned telescope to read it -- and sending messages.  "I can get work done on it."

"Yeah, I can do that too, and my browser's not shiat."

</csb>


You... you really gotta relax, man.
 
2013-10-02 05:35:11 PM

Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[www.sciencemuseum.org.uk image 413x535]


Those were never as cool as these were:

erinhasthoughts.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-02 05:47:30 PM

Teaser: I remember when these were cool.

[www.sciencemuseum.org.uk image 413x535]


Still is.  In a world where I can throw my 3G enabled slate in a handbag and carry that with me... why do I need a smartphone?  Any place I'm going without my usual bag (i.e. taking a small clutch style one) is probably not going to be the sort of occasion one pulls their smartphone out (or indeed a slate) and randomly surfs.

If I'm in a 'surfing to pass the time' environment... I'll have my usual bag and pull out the iPad.
 
2013-10-02 06:19:24 PM
No, but I remember when this was cool:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-02 08:07:45 PM

Highroller48: RickyWilliams'sBong: zipdog: Now a Blackberry says "My company pays for my phone. And my company IT department is managed by dinosaurs."

FTFY.


Farking THIS!  Every damned day.  I once actually considered a different employer simply because they used iPhones.  Anything to get away from this Blackberry hell I'm currently in.  Someday....someday.

/Here's a  special treat...try posting/replying/submitting to Fark from their shiatty browser.  It's enough to make you want to punch a kitten.


Done and done.

/hate this farking thing, but addicted to the physical keyboard.
 
2013-10-02 08:57:12 PM

PrivateCaboose: If I could get out of having a work phone, I would not have a work phone.

But I will never, ever let them combine my personal phone with my work phone. The $75 a month it costs for my phone (with unlimited data) is worth every penny for the freedom it provides.


This.
 
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