Some common sense from a guest columnist in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama will need all the help he can get in managing the presidential workload. It hardly seems in the public interest to deprive him of communications devices and productivity tools that millions of Americans take for granted in their own lives. Does Obama really have to give up his beloved BlackBerry? I think not.
The president-elect is clearly addicted to his BlackBerry. He's also trying to give up cigarettes. And his mother-in-law will be living with the first family in the White House. That is far too much tension for anybody, let alone someone with his finger on the nuclear button.