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On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 16:16 -0400, Sai Emrys wrote:
> "Pointful" has been a perfectly normal word in my (hacker) 'lect for
> years now. Sorry, Gary, prior art. :-P

According to the OED, it's been around since the 19th century, along
with "pointfulness". Sometimes it seems like the English have nothing
better to do than invent (or steal) new words!