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  • Charming phrase.

    December 23, 2008

  • A neologism, analogous to the old marine flotsam and jetsam. All the unclaimed stuff that has built up over the years and is now floating around in cyberspace: abandoned email accounts, domain names bought but sitting empty. It's taking up space, and could be dangerous, like those items jettisoned in space that whirl around forever and one day might crash into (and indeed through) a space station.

    December 23, 2008