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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Online Job Search  
  Networked assets allow ordinary people to search through nationwide job listings upon providing a short set of qualifications.  

Charles Forrester, revived in 2527 A.D., needed a job. How to find one? Simple - just ask your joymaker.

He ordered breakfast and added, "Machine! How do I go about getting a job?"

"If you will state parameters, Man Forrester, I will inform you as to openings that may be suitable."

"You mean, what kind of job? ...Just so it pays ... around ten million bucks a year."

But the joymaker took it in stride. "Yes, Man Forrester. Please inform me further as to working conditions: home or external; mode of payment...; categories not to be considered; religious, moral or political objections..."

From The Age of The Pussyfoot, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Ballantine in 1966
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After due consideration, the joymaker provided him with a list of openings:

"Very well, Man Forrester. I will give you direct crude readout of new listings as received in real time. Marking. Mark! Item, curvilinear phase-analysis major, seventy-five hundred. Item, chef, full manual, Cordon Bleu experience, eighteen thousand..."

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