"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
Compare to the visiphone from Triplanetary (1934) by 'Doc' Smith, the photophone from The Planter (1918) by Michael Flynn and the telephot from Ralph 124c 41+ (1911) by Hugo Gernsback.
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