A very serious change has come to the Air Force this month. It's entire arsenal of Blackberrys, almost 50,000 total....have been made less than capable.
Yes, starting this month.....these generals and commanders....can no longer use the Blackberry to send text messages with photos or videos attached....or even download new applications. They even disconnected the Bluetooth ability of the Blackberrys.
I sat there and pondered over this.
Basically....other than the nifty keyboard, there's really no other reason to have a Blackberry now....if you were an Air Force commander.
But then we come to the "threat". All of this is being done because of the cyber threat that the Air Force now believes exists with Blackberries. Malicious activity.
The more I thought about this....the more I realized that cyber warfare is now ready for my "fix". I have this idea of an electronic item, running off 110-power, with 51 keys. It would be used to transmit messages via paper. With each hit of the key, you would transmit letters to the paper, and then you'd mail the message to the party responsible. It could never be hacked.
This electronic mechanism? I don't have a name yet, but I'm thinking Cyber Warfare "Stomper" would be a great title. I could stop the Chinese quickly and effectively. I could take on the Russian KGB crowd. I could stop all these teenage punks who try to probe networks.
My item would sell for about $800 and I'm also thinking of a manual "Stomper". The great thing about this device is that we could give them to commanders and replace all the Blackberries.
I realize the Air Force security folks may not be happy with my invention.....because I'm hoping to put them out of business and let them go back to post office rooms, courier teams, and administrative functions.