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"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
- Vernor Vinge

Cellphone Tranquilizing Spray  
  A mild sedative administered automatically by your cellphone.  

Not used to the ways of the future, Forrester gets a bit testy with the natives.

"Don't confuse me. Just hold on a minute," he said, rattled and angry...

"Cut that out!" Forrester was breathing hard. Abruptly, the joymaker in his hand hissed and sprayed him with something that felt damp for a second, then dissipated.

Forrester felt himself relaxing. He appreciated the tranquilizing spray, without quite liking the idea of a having a machine prescribe and spray it.

From The Age of The Pussyfoot, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Ballantine in 1966
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