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Sunday, April 21 2019 @ 08:43 PM UTC

Add Me To Your Blackberry - Text Me When Shit Blows Up

Internet & Technology By DON WINNER for - There are thousands of foreigners living in the Republic of Panama who are members of our community of English speaking expatriates, many who read on a regular basis. Normally when something big happens my first "heads up" comes from a reader. Once I got a call from a guy, and when I answered he said "Did you hear about the plane crash in Bocas del Toro? Well, we just landed, and the plane crashed..." He was giving me the details of the accident (actually, they just slid off of the runway on landing) while people were still crawling out of the plane. Now that the world is being taken over by BlackBerry, you can simply scan in this bar-code and add me so we can BB chat for free. Ain't technology wunderful? And if you can't figure out how to scan this barcode with your Blackberry, then congratulations, that means you're still a normal human being that has not yet been assimilated into the Borg, however you should know - resistance is futile. You should be able to just aim your phone at the screen and hit "Scan." I tried it, and it worked. Open up the BlackBerry Messenger application, click on "Invite Contact", click on "Scan a Person's Barcode" - and then just aim your phone's camera at the barcode on the screen, you should hear a "beep" once it's read. I would also request that you only use this BB chat thing for emergencies and breaking news tips. Thanks, and have a great technology-saturated Monday.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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