from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent: "plodded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook” ( Joseph Heller).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being everywhere at once: omnipresent.
- adj. Seeming to appear everywhere at the same time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or existing everywhere; actually or apparently omnipresent: often used in an exaggerated or humorous sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being present everywhere at once
His own goal was to see us reach the same state in respect of computing - hence the term ubiquitous computing.
So ubiquitous is this t-shirt in Washington, even President Obama's supporters have appropriated it.
The need to cover one's nether regions, while not ubiquitous, is nearly so.
Here's an article that Greenfield wrote on the subject of ubicomp ethics, called "All watched over by machines of loving grace: Some ethical guidelines for user experience in ubiquitous-computing settings."
The fascinating thing about Web 2.0 and its coming shift to mobile/ubiquitous is that this will (and already does) create whole new cultural patterns that have to be understood in their own right.
The word ubiquitous was used in an article willi and I read shortly after the school year started in reference to student dress codes.
We had a fry-up with my housemates at Bon's (super cheap diner), then hit the road for a very quick touristy thing, driving up to Cypress Lookout and a quick walk in ubiquitous lovely forest.
The ever-astute Phil Agre offers several good links for those interested in ubiquitous computing.
His smiling face adorns Warsaw in ubiquitous advertisements and he was named the fourth-best athlete in Poland last year, finishing only behind Olympic medalists.
To encounter their vigilance with watchfulness as alert, to confound their swift counsels with sudden alarm, to penetrate their ambuscades and anticipate their cunning with incessant activity, to be, in short, ubiquitous, was the duty of Captain Lyon.