I know a lot of people that get super annoyed when someone is using a Blackberry to check their e-mails in otherwise social situations. Well, they may have cause to rejoice (click to watch the ad... Salon is worth it after all).
A trademark dispute between the makers of the now almost ubiquitous device and a small company in Virginia that appears to hold the patent threatens to make the devices illegal. Personally, I've never had much of a problem with them, as long as they don't distract from what someone is suppose to be doing (like making work decisions) or causing them to draw out useless meetings.
On the other hand, wouldn't it make your life simpler, Senior?
NP: "Your Little Hoodrat Friend" - The Hold Steady