Buried with their Blackberries


blackberry-curveA funeral home in Hollywood, California reports that under-40s are taking their Blackberries with them when they go.  I mean really go, as in dead.  Sort of gives new meaning to the word mobile.

One guy even had his GameBoy put in his casket.   This trend apparently started in the UK, Australia, and South Africa and is spreading to the US.  Mobile technology is not only changing the way we live, it’s changing the way we die, too.  I’ve started a new mobile technology links site, mobilejprof.com, where Jim Stovall and I are exploring the impact of mobile technology on church, journalism, and culture.  Drop in sometime and tell me how you think mobile technology is and will change us.  Should be an interesting conversation.

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7 Comments

  1. Blackberries… okay, fine. As long at they are not being buried with their iPhones… that would be a terrible waste! : ) I’m looking forward to the new blog.

    Grace and Peace,
    Jimmy

  2. Wow, this brings new meaning to afterlife! I was brought up in Christian Science, and became a follower of Jesus seven years ago. One of the things I learned as I was being “deprogrammed” so to speak, was the the religion’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, was buried with a working telephone in her coffin so that, we she was resurrected (she anticipated defeating death’s permanency) she could call someone to rescue her from her grave. Your post reminded me of this crazy anecdote of information . . .

    I’m looking forward to your new blog. http://www.MobileMinistryMagazine.com is another great blog on mobile ministry to check out.

    Lauren Hunter

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