// works in the Turbulence database:

Oil Standard 
Michael Mandiberg


Oil Standard is a web browser plug-in that converts all prices from U.S. Dollars into the equivalent value in barrels of crude oil. When you load a web page, the script seamlessly inserts converted prices into the page. As the cost of oil fluctuates on the commodities exchange, prices rise and fall in real-time. Seeing the cost in oil of a new iPod on Amazon.com or the balance in your bank account is startling. The script is written in Greasemonkey which has primarily been used for functional tasks: nytimes.com ad blockers, eBay.com auto-sign-in scripts, etc. Oil Standard adds some functional absurdity to the mix. [NOTE: THIS PLUG-IN NO LONGER FUNCTIONS. Needs Mozilla Firefox and Greasemonkey script — follow download instructions on site]

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