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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
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He got himself a better DVD player, a gym suit that cleaned itself overnight due to sweat-eating bacteria, a shirt that displayed email on its sleeve while giving him a little nudge every time he had a message, shoes that changed colour to match his outfits, a talking toaster
From Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.
Published by Nan A. Talese in 2003
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Compare to the sleeve watch from Dream Park (1981) by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes), the sleeve communicator from First Contact (1945) by Murray Leinster and the diagnostic sleeve from Gripping Hand (1993) by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle).

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