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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

Anti-Tri-D Shot  
  Counteracts the deadly pesticide Tri-D.  

They were simply injections that everyone had to receive at regular twenty-one-day intervals, to counteract the lethal effect of food, and the notable thing about them was the great importance of the twenty-one-day period. To miss one's Tri-D shot by as much as a couple of hours might mean serious consequences, even death... You can imagine the work it entailed for doctors in the United States, keeping the entire population protected against death by poisoning....
From The Morning of the Day They Did It, by E.B. White.
Published by The New Yorker Magazine in 1950
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