September 2, 2010 11:10 am
For those passing through Hatchet Lake (just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia) this Sunday you might want to check out a service at the St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. Apparently Rev. Lisa Vaughan is going to bless the BlackBerry and other communication tools. During the service people will be asked to turn on their devices and bring them forward to be blessed. Vaughan is urging people to be kind in their communication as well as productive. “I think they traditionally used to call it Plough Monday, where people used to bring their farming equipment and tools to the church to be blessed. Most of us live with our cellphones and laptops and BlackBerrys and all that kind of stuff. I mean, those are just daily tools for us. We have three laptops and three tabletop computers in our house. I’m about to buy some kind of smartphone. I just haven’t decided what it’s going to be!”
Wonder if RIM co-CEO’s Jim Balsillie and Michael Lazaridis will be in attendance.
Source: The Record