Research in Motion, vendor of the Blackberry (known by some as Crackberry), has sued a vendor of a -BERRY line of personal organizers. Via Bloomberg.
One time, a long-time friend, whom I hadn’t seen for years, visited me at home. He couldn’t turn his Blackberry off. Every five minutes the thing vibrated the table and he would read the message. I don’t think he even realized he was being rude. It was like a tic or something.
I used to have a SideKick and I had the email sickness. Now I don’t use a handheld device and I’m only available by email maybe 14 hours a day.