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"Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together."
- Ray Bradbury

Flexitime  
  A work system that actually tells you when you've put in your time.  

Why can't I have this? This would not be difficult to implement; I suppose businesses think they might get an extra minute or two.

My screen began flashing. I had the console rigged to measure quitting time to the nanosecond. Softech had a flexitime system, which meant that you could quit for the week after putting in forty hours.
From Master of Space and Time, by Rudy Rucker.
Published by Bluejay in 1984
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I'm thinking that there would be two very distinct groups, in addition to the nine-to-five zombies. There would be those who would start on Monday, and be done by Wednesday; and those who would start Wednesday and be done by Friday…

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