I suffer from this affliction.
CRIMP stands for a make-believe malady called compulsive-reactive information management purchasing.
- never being satisfied with your current system of information management;
- continuously being on the look-out for something newer and better;
- purchasing every new PIM program you learn about;
- and secretly hoping you won’t find the perfect PIM, because then you’d have to stop looking for a better one.
So, when someone speaks of succumbing to his or her CRIMP, it means acknowledging that they’ve purchased another PIM program even though they really don’t think they need it.