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Trion Library  
  An early visualization of the Internet.  

Trion can store not only luminescent images, reduced to a change in their crystal structure, that is images of book pages, not only all kinds of photographs, maps, images, graphs and tables in other words, anything that can be observed by sight. Just as easily, Trion can store sounds, the human voice as well as music, there is also a way to record scent.
From The Magellanic Cloud, by Stanislaw Lem.
Published by Not Known in 1955
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Compare to the description of tanks from A Logic Named Joe (1946) by Murray Leinster.

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