The Crying of Lot 49

References in popular culture

  • Radiohead alludes to the novel in the name of their online merchandise shop and mailing list, W.A.S.T.E.[8]
  • In the William Gibson novel Count Zero (1986), the multinational corporation Maas Neotek is named in honor of Oedipa Maas.[9]
  • The sample configuration file for GNU's Wget uses as a placeholder for the proxy setting.[10]
  • The Phone Company (, established by Carl Malamud and Marshall Rose in 1991, used the post horn of the Trystero guild as its logo.[11]
  • A Google smartphone app for the third annual Treefort Music Fest (a QR Code scanner in the guise of a nominal secret decoder ring) prominently features the Trystero muted horn.[12]
  • The title of the 2018 AMC-TV series Lodge 49 alludes to the novel.[13][14]
  • The installation called the San Jose Semaphore, on top of the Adobe world headquarters in San Jose, contained a riddle between 2006 and 2007 which, when solved, resulted in the text of the novel.[15]

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