Did you perhaps mean spine?
- Coined by Bruce Sterling in 2004, as a blend of space and time. (Wiktionary)
“A "spime" the word -- a contraction of "space" and "time" -- was coined by sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling is an object that, thanks to GPS and sensors, is aware of where and when it is, and can record and communicate these data.”
“And as Sterling had chosen a nonsense word for "spime" a concept with which I'd been previously familiar, I decided to do the same.”
“Sterling is moving freely in the landscape he is examining and with a extraordinary open mind he creates new concepts and ways of thinking, and even new words -- like "spime".”
“A 'spime' should also encompass relationships between things, and not just the "thingness" itself. (b) the sound of it (as Adam noted above).”
“There are a couple of things that have made me uncomfortable about the word 'spime': (a) the fact that it might be too easy to confuse with an "object".”
“I think about Bruce Sterling's "spime" in this context, and I see it as clearly connected to the tasks of the humanities and rhetoric and composition.”
“* Later this year I gotta do a presentation in France about the concept of "spime" and what happened to it.”
“Sterling coins the term "spime" for them, these future manufactured objects with informational support so extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system.”
“But then I am reminded of that horrible gooey interface used to plug into people in eXistenZ - it somehow seems appropriate that it should be a horrible gooey word, and not something that can disappear politely … So I like onto / ontome because it speaks to my first concern about 'spime'; but my second concern, it turns out, is not the problem I thought it was, and so onto / ontome might be … ahem … too euphonic!”
“The first spime they've designed is a smart application of distributed computing in the service of sustainability.”
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