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"As opposed to illiteracy, where you can't read, aliteracy means that you can but you just can't be bothered. They say aliteracy is on the rise these days."
- Peter Watts

Wireless Wrist Intercom  
  A portable wireless intercom, worn on the wrist.  

No futuristic detail is spared, as John Cabal, leader of the great underground city, looks for a candidate for a voyage to the Moon.


(Ultramodern wireless wrist intercom)

From The Shape of Things To Come, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Alexander Korda Productions in 1936
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In case you're wondering, Chester Gould didn't add the famous 2-way wrist radio to his Dick Tracy comic strip until 1946, after a conversation with inventor Al Gross.

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