than bricking may be possible. The term "brick" did not originate in the PlayStation Portable scene, but is used in both the non hacking and hacking scene, the hacking scene more though(you can go in and see the system files via USB, and deleting or flashing corrupt plugins causes a brick) . When you turn of you PSP while it's updating the firmware doesn't flash all the way or incorrectly, rendering it as useless as a brick. I was surprised to hear that term here but obviously I'm not the only PSP owner here. Back to the point. Corrupt or incomplete firmware's, or one's that are flashed/installed incorrectly (noobs with WinPWN) can make your iPod one expensive paperweight, or a nice glass and metal building material (BRICK).