Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We need a word

to describe
a phenomena in which a message displays momentarily in your Inbox before the spam filter kicks in and the message disappears - words like 'girth' and 'performance' appearing for just enough time to subconsciously pique your interest - this interest determined to be misplaced upon exploration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Splatency': n. The period of time between a spam email arriving and disappearing to the junk folder. From the Greek 'latency', slang 'splat' and Python 'spam'.