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BlackBerry Orphan – children who suffer from mental neglect because their parents are continually occupied with their mobile email device

Adult pacifier – mobile email device

Is Jim the most evil man on this planet? One of BlackBerry’s biggest defenders, Jim Balsillie, the chairman of Research In Motion, says children should ask themselves, “Would you rather have your parents 20% not there or 100% not there?”

I can’t believe that he went on record with that quote.

Thanks to Wall Street Journal: BlackBerry Orphans by Katherine Rosman (December 8, 2006).