Fight Android

Our RIM-o-riffic pals from CrackBerry are up in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, this week to attend Research in Motion's annual shareholder's conference and assure themselves that things can, in fact, get better. Hope they're having fun with that.

Meanwhile, a sect of students from the University of Waterloo (go Warriors!) and Wilfrid Laurier University (go Golden Hawks!) apparently have declared war on Android, via The idea is to take down Android from the inside.

It's WAR! RIM and Waterloo are under attack by Android. You can counterattack. Help build an ad directory that will destroy the Google ad model, which funds Android.

Let us know how that works out.

They're also holding rallies today and Tuesday "to galvanize Waterloo as a community to fight Android." No word yet if CrackBerry Kevin will be there, pitchfork in hand. (Or if he'll be the only one.)

The Dow Jones Industrials index was down 144 points in early trading Monday. Google was down 0.43 percent at 529.72 a share. RIM was down 2.24 percent at 28.33 a share. We'll check back next year and see how the campaign's going.