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Newton MessagePad 2000

Purchase decisions

Ever have to buy a computer? Back in the day, I was asked a *lot* of times for help on purchase decisions since I was the local propellerhead, and could explain options in a reasonable way. Not that people always listened, because there’s always the overriding issue of affordability, and that a lot of times, […]

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Unboxing of the Corporate McBerry (the Blackberry Classic)

Kardashian

I have got to admit that John Chen is a consummate professional, as he’s had essentially the thankless job of turning around Blackberry Ltd. after years of mismanagement and his predecessor Thorsten Heins’ ill-fated tenure in the CEO chair. I packed a Blackberry for the better part of 5 years while I worked in the […]

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The Bell log

Bell

Depending on how you see it, Canada is either blessed or cursed with three major wireless carriers: Rogers, Telus and Bell. First up is Rogers, the entity in Central Canada which up and bought what had been the fourth wireless provider (Microcell, aka Fido). Rogers is generally horrific especially when it comes to billing issues […]

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Docomodake DS

Wireless providers

Wireless providers. You know – they’re the service providers that North Americans love to hate because they’re 1) incompatible with the rest of the world, 2) charge exorbitant fees for very little compared to the ROW, and 3) their service coverage often vacillates between poor and miserable. There’s a reason why Big Red south of […]

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