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"Concepts of religion may now be goals of science and engineering."
- Bart Kosko

Logics Service  
  A networked service that retains all of your personal information, schedules and phone messages online.  

I almost fell over when I first read this paragraph. Obviously, somebody at Google has read it and is working hard.

Laurine fires up her home Logic to see the week's style forecast. Ever helpful, it says "If you want to do something and don't know how to do it - Ask your Logic!"

The screen says, "Service question: What is your name?" She is kinda puzzled, but she punches it. The screen sputters an' then says: "Secretarial Service Demonstration! You-" It reels off her name, address, age, sex, her husband, how much do I get a week, the fact that I've been pinched three times - twice was traffic stuff, and once for an argument I got in with a guy...

Then it says, brisk: "Logics Service will hereafter keep your personal accounts, take messages, and locate persons you may wish to get in touch with. This demonstration is to introduce the service.

From A Logic Named Joe, by Murray Leinster.
Published by Street and Smith in 1946
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Not only does this nail the concept of networked, available anywhere services, it even takes messages.

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