This message will not get to those who need it the most. As of today, the classic Blackberry phones have been bricked. It’s over. The tiny, tactile qwerty keys that launched a revolution have, like so many other once familiar things (including my potential), been rendered obsolete by screens. For now, Blackberry, the edible item, is still functional. But with the metaverse coming and blockchain gaining steam, one worries that fruit’s days are numbered as well. Pour one out for the Blackberry. We’ve reached the age where we’re nostalgic not for the pre-technology dominated days, but rather for the days when we used other brands of technology. Thankfully, my Coleco Electronic Quarterback is still working.