Inside Barack “Obama’s BlackBerry:” Texts from U.S. Commander in Chief
San Fran comic group Kasper Hauser has published a book collecting a variety of (joke) BlackBerry messages to and from U.S. President Barack Obama.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
It’s no secret that U.S. President Barack Obama is a BlackBerry user; the man jumped through hoops just to be able to keep his beloved ‘Berry after moving into the Oval Office. Now, just four months after his inauguration, you can now see just what the leader of the free world is messaging about–and with whom. But don’t worry, there’s been no breach of national security…
But they are rather cute…as is the fact that Kasper Hauser is apparently promoting the book via an iPhone application which will randomly generate amusing White House-related texts. Not a BlackBerry app…an iPhone app.
A couple examples of texts from the book:
Text Message from Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
HBomb: r u still mad about the primary?
Barack0: no, why?
HBomb: why am I flying coach to Zimbabwe?
Barack0: have fun eating pretzels and watching “Marley and me” 😉
FROM: Arnold Schwarzenegger
TO: Barack Obama
SUBJECT: Let me go after Bin Laden alone
“Dear Mr. President,
Listen to me: with a parachute, some Red Bulls and a crossbow I could capture Bin Laden in 24 hours. I could even do it naked. I will grow my hair long for this…”
You can pick up the book from your local bookseller, as well as all the usual online suspects, including Amazon.com.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.