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"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
- Neal Stephenson

Self-Cleaning Gym Suit  
  Removes the source of odor.  

He got himself a better DVD player, a gym suit that cleaned itself overnight due to sweat-eating bacteria, a shirt that displayed email on its sleeve while giving him a little nudge every time he had a message, shoes that changed colour to match his outfits, a talking toaster.
Technovelgy from Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.
Published by Nan A. Talese in 2003
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Compare to the fabricules from The Diamond Age (1995) by Neal Stephenson and bio-fabrics from Say Goodby to the Wind (1970) by J.G. Ballard.

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