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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

Static Field  
  A defense against a spy beam.  

A guard entered, walked to the table, picked up the recorder, looked at all sides of it, and put it in his pocket.

Avakin said quietly, "I will need that instrument."

"We will supply you with one, Counselor, that does not cast a static field."

From Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1951
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