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"The immediate problem with our meat brains is that they have no back-up. We can lose the most precious information we have from one bump on the head or stroke. You want a mind system with back-up that can access other databases."
- Bart Kosko

Caller Contact List  
  A list of callers kept on the phone instrument.  

Amazingly, Pohl has also predicted the "call list" feature of cell phones. This is yet another feature of the prescient Joymaker from The Age of the Pussyfoot.

If you have been called by any person, the joymaker wil have recorded the necessry ortho-name and identification spectrum. Simply ask the joymaker to call the person you wish to speak to.
From The Age of The Pussyfoot, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Ballantine in 1966
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When I finally got myself a cell phone (hey - I'm an early adopter! It's just that cell phones are leashes, too!) the feature that disconcerted me the most was the fact that it recorded the phone number of every person who calls. Of course, this makes it a lot easier to call people back, and add them to your database of names and phone numbers.

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