For the first time this week, the nightly news offered some fun. ABC's anchor Charles Gibson had a gleeful glint in his eye when he told us how disoriented Blackberry users had became when their system had a 12-hour blackout--"horror of horrors!"--and they were deprived of their e-mail lifeline. Gibson assigned John Berman to listen for the sound of "16m thumbs going silent" but his report consisted mostly of a squirming Berman having to interview his smugly lo-tech boss. "People have the telephone," Gibson teased Berman as he snatched his handheld away from him. "Actually, you can go and see someone else and talk to them person-to-person." Gibson waved the device in his face: "Do you know how much power I have over you? I own you, John Berman. I own you."
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