The BlackBerry bites back

An interesting string of comments to the article in Legal Week about Links asking its partners and associates to take a BlackBerry break, which I commented on in BlackBerry as fig leaf earlier in the week.

A selection will give you a flavour:

I have to say that in this day and age, Blackberries are a must have for the providers of legal services. Stay ahead of the game! As I said yesterday, I will be taking my Blackberry everywhere with me whilst on holiday in sunny southern Europe. If you need me, you will find me sitting under water in the deep end of the swimming pool happily answering clients’ emailed enquires. Mark my words. A Clerk

I hadn’t heard about it either but spoke to one of the partners and they said it came in about a month ago. Not that it’s going to make any difference as you still have to have your mobile phone on! Anonymous

Since when? I work at Linklaters and have never heard of this new policy! Anonymous

I think it’s more to do with the costs associated with everyone checking their personal e-mails, Facebook account and surfing the web whilst abroad – I’m sure that’s not cheap to fund in these ‘credit-crunching’ times! Anonymous

Or possibly just posting comments on the Legal Week site!

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