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Friday, January 24, 2014

Roger Cohen at the New York Times in French Couples and a Ubiquitous Phrase

Roger Cohen at the New York Times in French Couples writes:

"In matters of the heart the French shrug holds sway. This is healthy. “Bof, c’est normal,” a ubiquitous phrase, is the shrugging expression of a fierce realism about life in general and sex in particular." [emphasis added]

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stuart Pigott's Planet Wine Talks about Ubiquitous Wines

Stuart Pigott writes at Planet Wine:
"... in order for the [yellow tail] wines to gain their massive sales momentum in the US market there was, „an unholy amount of money being spent throughout the distribution system to insure their ubiquity.“"

Friday, April 20, 2012

Linus Torvalds: His Linux is Ubiquitous


Linus Torvalds wins the tech. equivalent of a Nobel Prize: the Millennium Technology Prize

ZDNet writes:
"Since Torvalds created Linux in 1991, it has become the world’s most ubiquitous operating syste...."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ubiquitous Online Technology Culture has Merged with Real Life -- Already

At The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman has a thought-provoking article from the South by Southwest 2011 titled The Internet is Over, but not in the way you might think at first glance. He means that the Internet as a separate entity of technology culture has ceased to exist. It has in fact now merged with real life to a degree not even envisioned by the coiner of the term "Ubiquitous Computing".

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ubiquity of GPS - latimes.com

Ubiquity of GPS - latimes.com

Yesterday was Flag Day in the USA - Did Anyone Notice? In America, Every Day is Flag Day

In Flag Day: In America, Old Glory represents more than just patriotism - latimes.com Gregory Rodriguez writes:
"The ubiquitous, barely noticeable U.S. flags that appear on clothing, mattress ads and even NBA backboards, among other things, are a constant reminder of nationhood and national unity." [emphasis added]

The Ubiquitous Xerox 914

The ubiquitous Xerox 914 photocopier revolutionized the machine business world. See The Atlantic magazine for The Mother of All Invention, written by Edward Tenner, who writes:
"Few people thought a market existed for the machines, which went on to become ubiquitous." [emphasis added]

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Xerox, the Ubiquitous

The Mother of All Invention - Magazine - The Atlantic:
"The struggles, obstacles, and ultimate triumph of its principal inventor, Chester Carlson— beginning with his frustrations as a patent analyst in the late 1930s—seem ripped from a Frank Capra film. Few people thought a market existed for the machines, which went on to become ubiquitous."[emphasis added]

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Ubiquitous Spending by California Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman

What does it take to become governor of California?

Money helps ... as billionaire Meg Whitman, former head of eBay, is reported to donate another $20 million to her Gubernatorial campaign:
"... her ubiquitous radio and TV ad campaign led to her spending $27.2 million in the first 11 weeks of the year — an average of $358,439 a day." [emphasis added]
But in this case the money also appears to be combined with a great deal of competence. If you can run eBay can you run a defunct California? Possibly.

Here is what the Wikipedia bio says about candidate Whitman:
"Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, the daughter of Hendricks Hallett Whitman and Margaret (Goodhue) Whitman. Whitman attended a public high school, Cold Spring Harbor High School in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. She had wanted to be a doctor so she studied physics and mathematics at Princeton University. However, after spending a summer selling advertisements in a magazine, she switched to studying economics, earning a BA with honors. She then obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979. Whitman is married to Griffith Harsh IV, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University Medical Center....

Whitman has committed to only three major areas in her campaign: job creation, reduced state government spending, and reform of the state's K-12 educational system. She has explained that she believes it is best to start only a few things and finish them, instead of starting a lot of things and not finish them.

Whitman has pledged not to raise taxes.... She also proposes lowering business taxes and making California a more business-friendly environment, stating that California is losing jobs not to other countries but to neighboring states with lower tax rates....

For water issues, Whitman has opposed a federal judge ruling and supports turning on water for thousands of Central Valley farmers. She said if elected, on her first day she would suspend AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, to study potential economic implications. At the state GOP Convention in March, Whitman described California Republican Governor Schwarzenegger's climate change bill as a "job-killer."
I am a political centrist who plays no favorites as far as the political parties are concerned, but this looks like a good option for the State of California, where it is time to "clean house".

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided? | Deep Tech - CNET News

HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided? | Deep Tech - CNET News
"Flash has indeed spread to near-ubiquity on computers, with better than 98 percent penetration, according to Adobe's statistics."

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