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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Handipad  
  An electronic tablet for information browsing.  

Here are some of the quotes for "handipad" that occur throughout the book:

As he sipped, he sorted and classified the images one by one. Then he reached for his handipad, thumbed it into life and started making notes...

...

He'd been scanning lists for the last half hour, his handipad nestled on one thigh, seeking a trigger. Index after index scrolled past...

...

Jack thumbed on his handipad and turned it so Gleeson could see. He keyed up the rough sketch of the ring symbol he'd made...

...

...settling down with the mystery handipad. He tried typing in a few logical combinations for the password, but every single one of them came up a blank...

From Wyrmhole, by Jay Caselberg.
Published by Roc in 2003
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An interesting fictional try at this idea, not the least because the name of the device contains the word "iPad".

Compare to the newspad from Arthur C. Clarke's 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey and the calculator pad from Isaac Asimov's 1951 novel Foundation.

Thanks to L. Paul Penrod for pointing this one out.

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