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"I received a nice letter the other day from the Dalai Lama. He had read 'The Nine Billion Names of God'. It is about a computer at a Tibetan monastery."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Matched-Frequency Separable Units  
  Devices that can draw power wirelessly from a matched source.  

Row after row and tier upon tier stood the instruments, plainly electrical meters of enormous capacity and equally plainly in full operation, but no wiring or busbar could be seen.

"What do you make of it, Dick?" asked Crane, slowly.

"No wiring — tight beam transmission. The Fenachrone do it with two matched-frequency separable units."

From Skylark Three, by E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
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