BlackBerry users have faced many problems over the last few days.
For three days now, hundreds of thousands of desperados have been camped on Twitter demanding to know why their BlackBerry hasn't been working. For some of the millions of BlackBerry users worldwide it has been a time of intense grief, with relationships abruptly ended in retaliation for a failure to reply to a billet-doux; others, presumably, will only find out they have been dumped when normal service is resumed.
Then there are those for whom the BlackBerry failure has been nothing but a liberation: a rare excuse to skip work and a time to temporarily forget their sexual inadequacy in the absence of email invitations to cure their erectile dysfunction. And then there are the people like me who get so few emails and texts that I hadn't really noticed anything was wrong.
But every new situation calls for a neologism, and so far the best Twitter has come up with is "BlackBerry outage". A phrase spawned in techno hell. Surely there must be something better than that? BlackBerry crumble? BlackBerry jam? If you have a suggestion, please let us know. Via iPhone.