"It may be wishful thinking, but a Canadian government ministry has sent out
a directive to its employees urging them to relax and not use their
BlackBerry smartphones at night or on weekends and holidays.
Trying to re-establish a proper balance between work and life, Citizenship
and Immigration Canada, which manages immigration and resettlememt services
for the government, is starting by trying to cut the chains to what some
have called CrackBerries.
The department's deputy minister, Richard Fadden, sent out a memo asking
employees to implement a BlackBerry "blackout" between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. and
on weekends and holidays."