Kim Kardashian gets condolence bouquet for deceased BlackBerry from model Chrissy Teigen – CNET
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
What do you do when your phone dies?
Do you hold a wake? Do you have a small funeral with your closest friends in attendance and bury the gadget somewhere in the garden?
Or do you toss it in a drawer or in the trash?
Is that really the right way to honor a companion who has served you loyally until the very moment it expired?
This week, the whole world was in mourning after Kim Kardashian’s BlackBerry Bold bit the dust.
She loved that phone. She cherished its every key.
Indeed, she was so distraught that my colleagues at CNET reached out their hands and suggested some phones that might, just might, help her overcome her loss.
One of Kardashian’s friends, model Chrissy Teigen, took another route: She sent a bouquet of condolence.
Kardashian was so moved by this gesture that she posted a video to Instagram and expressed her movement.
Teigen, you see, hadn’t just sent a bouquet.
She enclosed a heartfelt note: “I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your BB. You were both very lucky to have each other and you will always have the memories. Xoxo Chrissy.”
In her little video, Kardashian explained that Teigen “just gets me.”
Isn’t it time that we, too, began to get those whose gadgets leave this mortal coil?
Isn’t it time that Hallmark and the rest of the emotional hangers-on began creating special cards and floral arrangements so that we could comfort those who are in deep technological mourning?
I haven’t quite got over the embolisms suffered by my two Nokia 9300s. Did anyone send me a card? Did they even call to commiserate?
As so often happens, celebrities are now leading the way.
I sense a market gap opening. I sense that Kardashian herself may be poised to fill it.
After all, she’s already shown everyone how to make money in tech.