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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

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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