This week, I have been counting down the Top 10 most-read items on this blog during 2006.
Checking our server logs, I see that Number 8 is "BlackBerry shutdown won't happen, but here's what will."
This post was one of the first I wrote in the expansion of a blog that once was entirely about VoIP to a blog with VoIP as a forefront but a forum for convergence-related issues as well.
Going live on January 25, this post explored the possible fate of BlackBerry and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion in light of the then-raging patent dispute with NTP.
What a differnence a year makes. RIM settled, and now the stock is near an all-time high.
The other night I was in an Indian restaurant where I overheard a conversation between the server and the couple at the only other occupied table.
The server said that one key coping skill she had acquired was to ask about every immediately troubling issue in her life: "will this matter ten years from now?
From that wise perspective, and going back to the fevered time in which I wrote this post, I graft the saying:
"Will this matter a year from now?"
Apparently it hasn't.