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"I feel like I've been very fortunate in that I've stuck like a burr to the dog-leg of the next generation of nerdism. I've been carried into the XXIth century on Bill Gates' pants-cuff."
- William Gibson

Transdress  
  A transparent dress upon which thousands of patterns may be projected.  

... a transdress shop offered over three thousand designs per processor. Just plug it into the transparent dresses and dial a new fashion every day! He heard stories of women whose batteries had died while they were walking along the street...
From The California Voodoo Game, by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes).
Published by Ballantine in 1992
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In reading this, you might be reminded of the well-known scramble suit from Philip K. Dick's 1977 novel A Scanner Darkly. It turns out that there is an earlier Dick reference - see plastirobe from Sales Pitch, a classic 1954 story.

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