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"Bureaucracies hide their mistakes, because people's careers are tied to those mistakes. Therefore, bureaucracies are a perfect mechanism for perpetuating mistakes."
- Frank Herbert

Neck-Phone  
  An implanted telecommunications device.  

Carl picked stoically at his plate of food and ignored the boy and the police.

"Apparently we've broken the core of Naturalist resistance," the sergeant said into his neck-phone. "At least in this area there's no organized resistance."

"Good," the phone answered."Your area was a stronghold. We'll go ahead and set up the compulsory purification machinery, though. It should be implemented as soon as possible."

From The Chromium Fence, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Imagination Magazine in 1955
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Compare to the audio relay from Robert Heinlein's 1951 novel The Puppet Masters.

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