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ubiquity (y¡-bîk´wî-tê) noun
Existence or apparent existence
everywhere at the same time; omnipresence: "the repetitiveness, the
selfsameness, and the ubiquity of modern mass culture" (Theodor
[New Latin ubìquitâs, from
Latin ubìque, everywhere : ubi, where + -que, and, generalizing
rifeness, ubiquity, presence
space: everywhere, ubiquity,
presence: being everywhere,
ubiquity, ubiquitousness, omnipresence
- the ubiquitous olive green
rotary phone 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]
- 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 information
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."
- "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 Audio
some proper noun products that have morphed into
- post rock track _Some Common Items You Never
Noticed_ MP3 by Paul Newman off of _Machine Is Not
Broken_ on My Pal God (2000)
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- 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 (320k) by Dead
Can Dance off of _Into The Labyrinth_ on 4AD (1993)
- acid jazz label Ubiquity
- As One
- P'Taah vs. Opaque
- Spirit Level
- Slide Five
- track _Ubiquity_ MP3 by The
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