inessential: 1942 Letter to My Grandfather from His Father:
Brent writes: My Dad ran across a remarkable letter and shared it with family. I volunteered to share it more widely, and Dad and his siblings agreed.
You are too intelligent to be told and believe that war is anything but a tragic mess, however, we are in this not with our consent but because of a treacherous attack that we did not invite. Regardless of the causes the effect is that we simply must win.
Daring Fireball: Tomorrow Is Doomsday for BlackBerry Devices:
From BlackBerry’s OS services FAQ:
As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.
I wonder how many people are still hanging on to old BlackBerry phones. At one point, they truly had a cult following.