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"The germinal societies like Singapore and communist Hong Kong may give us a mutant capitalism that is both virulent and efficient. This is a significant cultural danger."
- Gregory Benford

Teaching Chair  
  No-frills teaching machine.  

Pierce and the guard guided Corbell to a comfortable armchair facing a wide curved screen. They put padded earphones on him. They set a plastic bottle of clear fluid on a shelf over his head. Corbell noticed a clear plastic tube tipped with a hypodermic needle...

"Learn now," said Pierce. "This knob controls speed. The volume is set for your hearing. You may replay any section once.

From Rammer, by Larry Niven.
Published by Tor in 1991
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