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"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
- Neal Stephenson

Gyrocab  
  A flying taxi.  

The sudden whine of the vanes of the gyrocab as it began to drop toward the landing-stage snapped him back to the present, and its new problems. He gradually pulled himself together as he saw Grand Terminus swell and expand in size beneath him. He felt the landing gear bump. He climbed out, paid the cabbie and walked to the information desk presenting his reservation for transport.
From You Are Forbidden!, by Jerry Shelton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1947
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Compare to the Tin Cabby from James Blish's 1957 novel Cities in Flight and the aircab from Harry Bates' 1940 story Farewell to the Master.

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