Senator Ted Stevens makes his rounds on
Capitol Hill with BlackBerry in hand
One of my non-BlackBerry using friends sent me the link to an article posted at Politico.com yesterday that he thought the CB community might find interesting. It seems Capitol Hill is also the Capital of BlackBerry Addicts, with some seven out of ten members and staffers being BlackBerry users! In the House of Representatives alone this equates to 8,239 BlackBerry Users. 'Users' is taking the term lightly though... it seems much of Congress are full-fledged CrackBerry Addicts, including good old (literally...he's old) Senator Ted Stevens:
Sen. Ted Stevens may have deep-sixed his Slashdot street cred when he described the Internet as “a series of tubes,” but the 84-year-old Alaska Republican is hardly a technological Luddite.
Stevens calls himself a “slave” to his BlackBerry Curve, and if you have seen him shuffling through the halls of Congress, you know exactly what he means. Eschewing handrails and escalators, he makes his daily rounds, oblivious to most everything but the words displayed in jumbo type on the tiny screen before him.