Bye Bye BlackBerry for Obama?
Presidents have not been allowed to use email because of worries about email security and the Presidential Records Act, which makes all of his correspondence part of the official record and potentially open to the public.
Obama could change that. It's not decided yet whether Obama will be the first emailing President or whether he'll have to leave his BlackBerry in Chicago, but The New York Times reports that it's "doubtful" he'll be able to bring it along.
"Pack up all my cares and woe, here I go, singing low, bye bye BlackBerry…" — Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung