I just came across this photo from August 27th of Martha Stewart at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2007 U.S. Open in New York and just had to post it. While Anna Wintour (sitting behind) actually takes in the festivities, Martha remains in the 'CrackBerry Prayer' position and keeps her priorities straight and focuses on her BlackBerry. It's interesting to see she uses the index finger approach to typing vs. the two thumb approach (my personal preference). Martha has always been a bit of a technology freak. Back in July she geeked it up with Wired Magazine, where the topic of her BlackBerry use came up:
Wired: Do you have a wireless connection like EV-DO so you can check your email while you're in the car?
Stewart: I have this. [Points to BlackBerry.] I'm constantly in touch. Sometimes it's good; sometimes it's bad.
Wired: There are downsides to everything.
Stewart: I think we are insane. I used to get 120 to 140 phone calls a day. And now rarely does the phone ring — other than a few archaic friends who call me — because of the BlackBerry.
Wired: That's nice, though. You can reply at your convenience.
Stewart: No, I think it's awful. My daughter emails me. When your daughter starts to email you instead of talk to you... It's horrible. You cannot forget human communication.
So there you have it boys and girls. Listen to Martha. Your BlackBerry is not JUST an email device. It's also a phone. USE it and TALK to people. Talking is a GOOD THING!