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"This is a predictive tool I've used: There are goals we've sought for ten thousand years, and we'll go on seeking them. Instant transport and travel, immortality (or at least longevity and miracle cures.), instant learning …"
- Larry Niven

Boob Cube  
  Device for showing three-dimensional news broadcasts.  

The name used here is, of course, a slang expression.

"There was a message from the Angel's Pencil."

...The Angel's Pencil had departed twenty years ago for ... was it Epsilon Eridani? "Come on, kid, it'll be in the boob cubes before you have quite finished speaking. Anything from deep space is public property."

Technovelgy from The Best of all Possible Wars, by Larry Niven.
Published by Baen Books in 1998
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This expression is a future version of the expression "boob tube", a pejorative reference to the typical television device of the twentieth century. TVs were based on cathode ray tube technology; most of the content was aimed at people of low intelligence.

From Madness Has It's Place, by Larry Niven.

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