Ubiquitous Chip

When I was younger The Ubiquitous Chip was a restaurant off Byres Road in the west end of Glasgow near where I used to play my sax in a wine bar.

Nowadays the phrase means something very different to me - especially today.

I was working with ARM the processor designers on social computing and having done a day of workshops I asked them to tell me more about what their company did. I knew that their chips were an important part of my dearly beloved (and much missed) Apple Newton and that they were in a lot of current devices but I was stunned to learn that not only were they in my Nokia N70 phone but also in my iPod, my TomTom and running the Bluetooth and Wifi in my iBook

In other words there wasn't a device in my bag that didn't have their chips in it!