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"Looking back through history, I see no evidence for humanity making the best of things, and I think it's a pretty safe bet that's an on-going trend."
- Richard Morgan

Vizzyprint  
  A printer attached to a video phone.  

The vizzy refers to a telephone with video output. I've been hearing about the paperless office for about forty years now; people always seem to want temporary copies that do not require some sort of technology to support (i.e., paper output).

Yukawa twitched and the vizzyprint spat out a sheet with printed directions.

Technovelgy from Wetware, by Rudy Rucker.
Published by Avon Books in 1988
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Sure, you might suggest that they could have glasses that used a GPS link and a heads-up display to guide the wearer to the destination. Or maybe get in a car that was smart enough to find its own way.

Given the poor record of the "paperless office" in the past, however, I wouldn't want to bet against the vizzyprint.

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