"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."
As far as I know, this is the first use of the term, if not the concept.
You can find a similar idea in Gray Lensman, the 1942 novel by E.E. 'Doc' Smith - namely, the thought-screen.
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