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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Forward Warehousing  
  Using the trunks of cars as little warehouses.  

"Forward warehousing" has finally come to Dayton: all round the city dozens of cars have rented out their trunks, which contain cigars and scotch and stuff. Every now and then one of these trunks will pop open, seemingly at random and often while the car is driving, and a drone carrying a bottle of Talisker's or Oban will zip off at right angles, delivering the package to a waiting customer and justifying the company's promise: Five minutes or it's free.
From Stealing Worlds, by Karl Schroeder.
Published by Macmillan in 2019
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