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"Cyberspace is a metaphor that allows us to grasp this place where since about the time of the second world war we've increasingly done so many of the things that we think of as civilization."
- William Gibson

Grill-Screen Adaptor  
  Approved General Electronics Corporation solution for bomb shelters, in response to Soviet bore-pellets.  

You've just bought the latest in bomb-shelter designs, and now, at last, your family is going to be safe when they drop the Big One. But wait - what's that I hear about Soviet bore-pellets?

The GEC grill-screen adaptors were a sensation.

Mike Foster walked slowly along the crowd-packed December street, through the late-afternoon twilight. Adaptors glittered in every store window. All shapes and sizes, for every kind of shelter. All prices, for every pocketbook. The crowds of people were gay and excited...

From Foster, You're Dead, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Star Science Fiction Stories in 1955
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