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"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way."
- Robert Heinlein

Aerocab  
  A floating taxicab.  

A unique term for an idea whose time has come! Not the first reference, but nicely illustrated.


(Buck Rogers aerocab)

Technovelgy from Buck Rogers, 2430 AD, by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins).
Published by Not Known in 1929
Additional resources -

The first use is probably aerocab from Ralph 124c41+ (1911) by Hugo Gernsback.

Compare to the aircab from Time Crime (1955) by H. Beam Piper, the air-taxi from Prelude to Foundation (1988) by Isaac Asimov and the tin cabby from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish.

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