Legislators across the globe are declaring the famous pointing stick (also known as "nub" or "nipple") popularized by IBM Thinkpad laptops, illegal to use in public.

Generally, showing the "nub" is only allowed in certain special areas such as nudist beaches. However, actually using the device by touching it with fingers, tongues or other extremities, playing with it, gently rubbing it in order to achieve a result, is strictly forbidden in any public space.

In particular, US legislators now consider the use of Thinkpad's "nub" to be in the category of "Indecent exposure".