year written year set author title quote note
1968 2010 John Brunner Stand On Zanzibar Eighteen inches high, diameter at the base eleven inches, and it's the world's largest computer thanks to GT's patented and registered system known as Micryogenecs. Pretty small. (Although there are a lot of peripherals around it)
1968 2010 John Brunner Stand On Zanzibar You don't memorize log and sine tables; You buy a slide-rule or learn to punch a public computer! No PCs, but apparently public computers are ubiquitous enough that people would prefer their use to logarithm tables and possibly slide-rules. I'm not sure what Brunner means by "punching a computer", but elsewhere somebody "punches an encyclopedia connection on his phone", so maybe public computers can be accessed by telephone? An early vision of the Cloud?
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