Email You Want, But Not Right Now

 - Sep 12, 2007
References: bacn2 & gmailblog.blogspot
Following up on the words you need to know in the cyberworld today is "bacn," pronounced like the greasy breakfast staple. It describes those emails you receive that you want, but just not yet. You'll get to them later. Wikipedia defines the term as "electronic messages which have been subscribed to and are therefore not unsolicted but are often unread by the recipient for a long period of time." explains the term's origin, "If you look at the history and origins of the name Spam, you will soon realize that Bacn continues where Spam has left off and sets the internet up for Sausage in the future. This name may be silly, but so was Spam when it was first introduced."

The official Gmail blog explains, "I get a bunch of messages every day from sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google Docs & Spreadsheets, all of which are important to me but which I don't need to see immediately. In fact, I'd like to defer them until later, for my late-night Family Guy-email sessions."