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"Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions."
- Isaac Asimov

Webcast  
  A broadcast accomplished over a data network.  

As far as I know, this is the first use of this increasingly useful word.

“AND RIGHT DOWN there,” shouted the chopper pilot over the sound of the rotors, “is the top-secret SORCELIS installation.” He grinned to show that there were no flies on him; that he understood that SORCELIS wasn't a secret any longer, if it ever had been—DataWeb News had done an in-depth on it not two weeks ago, and tourists had been trekking up into the New York hills ever since the webcast.
From Armageddon Blues, by D.K. Moran.
Published by Bantam in 1987
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The first use of the word "web" for a data network, as far as I know, is in a 1954 Philip K. Dick story, Souvenir - see the entry for web (data network).

Compare also to the data-net from The Shockwave Rider (1975), by John Brunner.

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