Kipple

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 )

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