RIM have had the Blackberry service down in EMEA for the last three or four days, which is a disaster for a company that is so central to mobile comms. Given that their products are pretty lacklustre right now, the one thing that everyone always said was "well, at least e-mail works."
Best comment of the stressed yuppie classes came from former Labour spinmeister Alastair Campbell who tweeted:
"day 3 of blackberry blackout. Some free advice. Explain while you fix. Apologise when you have. Recompense after. handling so far woefuk."
Woeful was the intended word, one assumes, but the type really sums it up nicely, a woefuk of a situation.
Are RIM and Nolkia in competition for the Digital Equipment Corporation Memorial award for taking brilliant companies and products, and pissing it up against the fence?