I post this solely because a fair number of my Hollywood friends get their entire diet of tech news from my blog. Ah, the joy of being the designated geek.
Via Defamer, we are reminded that the providers of BlackBerry service in North America (based out of Ottawa, of all places) are involved in a very messy patent suit, and may have to shut down the service very, very soon. For those of you in the real world, this may seem like a minor inconvenience. But you don't understand: in Hollywood, the BlackBerry is the primary instrument through which suit-humans manage to avoid giving their full attention to anything they happen to be engaged in at the time, thereby insuring that at no point they are gazing full-on into the abyss of the futility of their existence.
Defamer mentions the irony that an industry threatened by runaway production to Canada may soon be coincidentally crippled by a software company in Canada. To which I reply: "Yeah, you keep on thinking it's a coincidence. Keep on thinking it until Phase IV is complete..."