black hole /n./ What a piece of email or netnews has fallen
into if it disappears mysteriously between its origin and
destination sites (that is, without returning a bounce
message). "I think there's a black hole at foovax!" conveys
suspicion that site foovax has been dropping a lot of stuff on
the floor lately (see drop on the floor). The implied
metaphor of email as interstellar travel is interesting in itself.
Compare bit bucket.
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