Friday, September 26, 2008

Spooky Spime

OK - that's just spooky. As noted in an earlier post i was particularly excited about next year's webstock because Bruce Sterling is speaking at it. So this morning I popped down and grabbed a couple of his books off the shelf at the Central Library here. I've just finished lunch where I began reading Shaping Things (2005) in which he coined the word SPIME - "manufactured objects whose informational support is so overwhelmingly extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system" pg 11 - not in the OED yet. I sit down at my PC and top of the new items on my iGoogle page is Spime Watch: Cisco launches consortium for 'Smart Objects' from my Wired feed. Freaky

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