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"Another reason why privacy could be just a passing fad, terrorism is going to get too good. [1997]"
- Larry Niven

Didge-Ital  
  Digital music.  

His jovial white-guy Anglo good vibes stretched like electric taffy - arroooooh, werewolf noises. Now Bing was making ghastly bub bub bub backward croonings, like a sucking chest wound. ..

"The music? We call it didge-Ital … dig-Ital, seen, D.J. Ital…Mash it up right on the ship." Yeah. They were doing something awful to poor old Bing while he wasn't looking. He sounded like his head was made of sheet metal.

Technovelgy from Islands in the Net, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by William Morrow in 1988
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