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"I think crypto will slowly percolate its way up and people will adopt it gradually as user friendly, cheap products, become available."
- Neal Stephenson

Eetee (E.T - extraterrestrial)  
  A sentient being not of this Earth.  

I was knocked out the first time when we finally put the eetees—Venerians and Martians and Outer Jovians—into the Grand Assembly. But the nonhuman peoples are still there and I came back.
From Double Star, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Doubleday in 1956
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Ah, the life of a Martian politician...

The first person to use 'ET' was probably John Campbell in a column in Astounding from 1945.

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