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This conversation could have happened anywhere. This is CODI 2006 in a nutshell.


(A SirsiDynix employee stood in the exhibit hall with a Styrofoam cup of coffee in one hand and a BlackBerry in the other.)

Me: So, between the coffee and the BlackBerry, which would you say is more addictive?

SDE: Well, let me put it to you this way: I’m trying to drink as much of this as possible, and trying to stay away from this as much as possible. I need a 12-step program for this one (the BlackBerry).

(And what did I do? Astute readers will have guessed. I put down my Diet Coke and blogged it on the spot.)