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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov

Homeopape  
  A automated device that produces a newspaper without human assistance.  

This device may remind some readers of Google News or other such sources - but Dick was thinking about it in the early 1950's. The word "homeopape" is an abbreviation; see also homeostatic newspaper.

At this point in the novel, Joe Chip is sitting in his elegant hotel room which were hung with "great hand-printed drapes of a neo-silkscreen sort that depicted man's ascent from the unicellular organisms of the Cambrian period to the first heavier-than-air flight at the beginning of the twentieth century."

In a corner of the large room a chime sounded and a tinkling mechanical voice called, "I'm your free homeopape machine, a service supplied exclusively by all the fine Rootes hotels throughout Earth and the colonies. Simply dial the classification of news that you wish, and in a matter of seconds I'll speedily provide you with a fresh, up-to-the-minute homeopape tailored to your individual requirements; and, let me repeat, at no cost to you!"
From Ubik, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1969
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Here is another short quote from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrytch:

In the miserably high-number conapt building 492 on the outskirts of Marilyn Monroe, New Jersey, Richard Hnatt ate breakfast indifferently while, with something greater than indifference, he glanced over the morning homeopape's weather syndrome readings of the previous day.

See also personalized news from Hugo Gernsback's 1911 novel Ralph 124c 41+.

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