last updated March 22nd, 2005 and is permanently morphing...
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Existence or apparent existence
everywhere at the same time; omnipresence: "the repetitiveness, the selfsameness,
and the ubiquity of modern mass culture" (Theodor Adorno).
[New Latin ubìquitâs,
from Latin ubìque, everywhere : ubi, where + -que, and, generalizing
rifeness, ubiquity, presence
space: everywhere, ubiquity,
presence: being everywhere, ubiquity,
- the ubiquitous olive green
from the monopoly days of Ma Bell ca. 1977 - did you have one?
- universal product code
- UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: Also known as "embodied virtuality".
Computers that are an integral, invisible part of people's lives. In some
ways the opposite of virtual
reality, in which the user is absorbed into the computational world. With
ubiquitous computing, computers take into account the human world rather than
requiring humans to enter into the computer's methods of working. [Mark Weiser,
"The Computer for the 21st Century". Scientific American Sept. 1991]
The Tone The Time Will Be...
- Jane Barbe telephone
recordings 1973-1985 (realaudio)(5:38)
- "at the tone the time
will be... 4:56 & 20seconds"
- "38 fahrenheit, 3 celsius"
- "good afternoon. the bell telephone
company brings you the correct time. 2:15 & 40 seconds"
- "more money comes your way when yous
save with first federal savings & loan"
- "time 4'oclock, temperature 64"
- "i'm sorry, your call cannot be completed
as dialed. please hang up then check the number and dial again or ask
operator for assistance. this is a recording."
- "i'm sorry. the number you have reached
is not in service at this time. if you need assistance, please hang
up and dial your directory assistance operator. this is a recording
in ashburger, north carolina."
- "the number you have reached, 955-9956
has been disconnected temporarily. at the customer's request, calls
are being taken by 599-2281 in southeastern pennsylvania. in the 215
area. please make a note of it."
- "if you need assistance, you may stay
on the line, and an operator will answer."
- "please dial your card number or zero
for an operator now."; "please dial your card number again
now. the card number you have dialed is not valid."; "thank
- "you may dial another number now.";
"please dial the number you are calling again now. the number you
have dialed is not correct."; "please hang up and dial direct.
this number cannot be dialed as a sequence call."
- "40 cents please. please deposit 40
cents for the first 3 minutes."; "please deposit 15 cents
more"; "thank you. you have 5 cents credit"
- Jane Barbe - at the end of _Young Lust_ by Pink
Floyd off of _The Wall_ 12"x2
(1979) - (realaudio)(0:48)
The father of the Pink Flamingo (the
plastic lawn ornament) is Don Featherstone of Massachusetts. Featherstone
graduated from art school and went to work as a designer for Union Products,
a Leominster, Mass., company that manufactures flat plastic lawn ornaments.
He designed the pink flamingo in 1957 as a follow up project to his plastic
duck. Today, Featherstone is president and part owner of the company that
sells an average of 250,000 to 500,000 plastic pink flamingos a year.
"I did it to keep from starving."
- Don Featherstone - flamingo creator
"I want to thank everyone for this great award.
Most artists have to die before anybody ever notices they've done anything
good. I'm lucky you didn't wait that long." – Don Featherstone, on
accepting a prize for creating the plastic pink flamingo.
real Flamingos are pink because they consume vast
quantities of algae.
Ubiquity drives increasing returns
in the network
economy. The question becomes, What is the most cost-effective way to achieve
ubiquity? And the answer is: give things away. Make
Kelly - _New Rules For The New Economy_
electronic lounge track _The
New Economy_ MP3
by Riva off of _Transatlantik Lounging 3_ compilation on Life Enhancing
some proper noun products that have morphed into common
- post rock track _Some Common Items You Never Noticed_
by Paul Newman off of _Machine Is Not Broken_ on My Pal God (2000)
- indie electronic track _Everywhere & Allover_ MP3
by Lali Puna off of _Tridecoder_ 12" on Morr Music (1999)
- world fusion track _The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove_ MP3
Can Dance off of _Into The Labyrinth_ on 4AD (1993)
jazz label Ubiquity
- As One
- P'Taah vs. Opaque
- Spirit Level
- Slide Five
- track _Ubiquity_ MP3
Orb off of _Orblivion_ on Island (1997)
- sample: "The bar code! The ubiquitous bar code!"
from the film _Naked_ (vhs/ntsc)
directed by Mike Leigh