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"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not."
- Isaac Asimov

UPUD  
  Universal Positionator Up-Downlink.  

"What we have here," Top Myer began as he took a black box approximately twelve inches high, eight inches wide and two deep from Corporal Doyle, "is the Universal Positionator Up-Downlink, Mark Two, commonly called the UPUD... The UPUD Mark One, the original version of this piece of equipment, was intended to replace the radio, geo position locator, and vector computer for calling in air strikes and artillery missions that every unit from platoon on up, and sometimes squads as well, had to carry. The UPUD Mark Two... still replaces those three... also replaces the motion detector.."
From First to Fight, by David Sherman (w/Cragg).
Published by Not known in 1997
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