The collection of useless bits of trash we wallow in; all the paper and junk that is not recycled. (Read
the full article)
|"Is there a relationship or
correlation between kipple and
noise? Audible kipple? Does
noise somehow accumulate the
way kipple does? If so, what
does it leave behind?
( 4/28/2004 4:41:22 PM )
|"Interesting thought. Urban environments have a lot of "waste noise" (as opposed to useful noise, like the sound a garbage truck makes when it backs up!). However, noise tends to dissipate; it is absorbed by objects and is attenuated by its passage through the atmosphere. Unlike kipple, which never seems to go away.|
On the other hand, Frederick Brown wrote a stunningly original story called The Waveries in 1945, in which sounds had a life of their own. (Philip K. Dick called that story one of the best he ever read.)"
(Bill Christensen 4/28/2004 5:45:03 PM )
|"Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was not "Published by Del Rey in 1968." It was published in 1968 by Doubleday. Del Rey is one of the paperback reprinters who eventually issued it, though not the first.|
(Got it, thanks! -Bill)"
(Gregory Feeley 7/10/2005 8:17:49 PM )
|"E-waste seems a lot like specific kipple to me. Objects that have outlived their usefulness and cannot be recycled and as such, have nowhere to go but on the floor."|
(Mysterious Bill 3/23/2010 5:51:47 PM )
|"The analogy of Kipple to the social products of a welfare system is quite repulsive. It brings an unnecessary socially normative dimension into the trash-definition as intended by Dick. "|
(Boris 3/19/2012 4:18:56 AM )
|"Just realized a more horrifying concept - Kipple that can create more kipple, self-replicating waste. "|
(Gatomon41 4/23/2013 10:36:32 PM )
More info on Kipple
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!
Current News Articles
IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
'Our ancestors... thought to make the very sand beneath their feet intelligent...'
Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
'A mimetic poly-alloy... 'What the hell does that mean?''
The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
'Now I will tell you how Octavia, the spider-web city, is made.'
Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
View the magnified interior of living cells.
Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
'Only it wasn't a vessel. It was an automobile...'
Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
Thanks for making this available, Elon.
Self-Driving Car Ticketed
This just missed making my day.
Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
'Fortunately, the old orbital forts were superbly equipped for this task.'
Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
'Interesting phone system he's got, by the way...'
Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
Everyone loves bees.
EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
Harmless fun for computer scientists.
Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
'A long trail of dead, he thought, left across the stars...'