spime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Bruce Sterling in 2004, as a blend of space +‎ time.[1]

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Noun[edit]

spime (plural spimes)

  1. An object that could be remotely tracked through space and time.
    • 2008, Ian J. Taylor, Andrew Harrison, From P2P and Grids to Services on the Web: Evolving Distributed Communities, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 346:
      Critically, from an environmental point of view, product disposal can be controlled because of the spime's history. Armed with the complete log of its birth and life, the spime can be destroyed, dismantled and recycled efficiently.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce Sterling (October 2004), “Dumbing Down Smart Objects”, in Wired[1], archived from the original on 2006-02-13

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