Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Oct 8 01:45:14 UTC 2002

"Crackberry" has been around for at least the last two years. It's been
submitted to the Jargon Watch column several times, though I've never
used it.

My favorite "crack" usage is "cardboard crack," used to refer to
collectible card games such as "Magic: The Gathering" and "Pokemon."
There's also "Evercrack," which I have used in the column. This refers
to Everquest, the highly addictive multiplayer online game that's
destroyed more than a few relationships, nest eggs, etc.


On Monday, October 7, 2002, at 03:51 PM, Rick H Kennerly wrote:

> Just back from a consulting gig in DC.   We don't have them here in the
> islands, but everyone on the Hill is wearing a Blackberry, a kind of
> super
> two-way messaging pager.  Capitol Hill staffers are so addicted to
> their
> Blackberries for storing large amounts of contact information, staying
> abreast of breaking news, and flashing messages back and forth that the
> device is referred to as a Crackberry.
> rhk

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