The surprising thing about BlackBerry outages

The surprising thing, to me at the least, whenever there’s a huge story all over the technology pages of the BBC or the Guardian about the BlackBerry Messenger/email services being down for huge periods of time, is that people are surprised at this.

The internet has flourished and works so very well because it is decentralized, based on open protocols, and systems working together to let people communicate. Let’s just compare standard email with the BlackBerry flavour for a moment. Continue reading The surprising thing about BlackBerry outages