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A Clockwork BlackBerry

In 1963, Anthony Burgess brilliantly created a British working-class dystopia in his novel, "A Clockwork Orange." The book’s title is a nod to an old Cockney phrase, "as queer as a clockwork orange," something that looks normal on the outside but with sinister inner workings—kind of like that friendly smartphone in your hand right now.

A few years ago, social networking was something our teenaged kids did for LOLs. Since then, it has been adopted, embraced and codified by the business world (who would have thought that university degree programs and full-time positions for social media managers would exist?). And now, as technology inevitably does, it is evolving—or devolving—into something with more nefarious applications.

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