Preparing a article on kaleidocycles I have come to the concept of Kippel and I could not resist sharing it with you since it is a word that every Maker needs.
Kippel appears in the novel by Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Surely better known as Blade RunnerMythical, science fiction novel and movie I read years and years ago. Well, here Kipple defines:
"Kippel is the useless objects, the propaganda letters, the matchboxes after the last one has been used, the wrapping of the newspaper from the day before." When there are no people, the kippel reproduces. For example, if you go to bed and leave some kippel at home, there are twice as many when you wake up the next morning. More and more.
"I understand." The girl looked at him doubtfully, she didn't know whether to believe it or not, not even if he was serious.
"That is the first Law of Kippel," he said. "The kippel drives out the non-kippel." Like Gresham's law on bad money. And in these apartments there is no one to share the kippel.
"So he has taken over everything," the girl concluded. "Now I understand."
"This place," Isidore continued, "this apartment you have chosen, is too kippelized to live in." We can reject the Kippel factor; We can do what I told you, search the other apartments. But…
It was interrupted.
"We can't win."
-Why not? The girl came out into the hall, closing the door behind her. She modestly crossed her arms over her tall, small breasts, and faced Isidore, eager for understanding. At least that's what it seemed to him. She was attentive.
"No one can beat the kippel," he continued, "except perhaps temporarily and at a certain point, like my apartment, where I have struck a kind of balance between kippel and no-kippel, at least for now." But someday I will go away, or die, and then the kippel will dominate everything again. It is a basic principle: the entire universe is moving towards a final phase of absolute kippelization.
Although it uses kippel as the concept of entropy, by its definition is the perfect term for all that we store, pile and keep. I hope it helps you and you add it to your vocabulary.
¿What Maker, Hacker or DIY enthusiast is not surrounded by Kippel? Who doesn't keep totally useless objects just in case? Who does not create something that is worthless but has it there just because? Who doesn't buy things that they like and that really are Kippel?
And what do you call all this? Technological garbage? Things that I pile up? … Well, from now on you know.
And I can't finish this post without putting this video. I'm sorry…