April 7, 2006

i'm the spime

In a world of smartifacts, blogjects, ubimedia, the Internet of Things, no matter what you want to call it, we're sure to have physically linked hypermedia, right? Physical stuff with explicit hyperlinks to digital stuff? Good. So we've got your open-the-book-and-it-just-starts-playing theme song to Sterling's Shaping Things, right down here (with gratitude and apologies to Frank Zappa):

I'm the Spime

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I am the tool of the government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the spime oozing out
From your Internet

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks
Don't touch those keys

Well, I am the spime from your Internet
Oozing along on your living room floor

I am the spime from your Internet
Can't stop the spime, people, lookit me go

Nanook, no-nooo!

Posted by Gene at April 7, 2006 5:27 PM