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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

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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