After much discussion and haggling, President Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry after all. There's considerable concern about security, but he'll only be using the handheld device among a tight circle of friends, and will change his email address he's had for many years. Details are still forthcoming, including whether the device will be an actual BlackBerry or a more-secure emailing smartphone.
This bodes well for the future. This small, yet symbolic battle signals a huge change underfoot in the country's technology arena. Walking into a White House that's been mired in the techno-dark-ages for the past eight years, Obama shows that he's not going to let any lackeys, Luddites or lamers stand in the way of technological progress. Bravo!