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"I was driving a dynamite truck when I was 14 years old in North Carolina."
- Harlan Ellison

Sleeve Communicator  
  An electronic device controller built into clothing.  

How can you handle First Contact between human beings and aliens out in space? You'd certainly want to talk about it with other people.

"That," said the skipper savagely, "is just what's happening now. There's something like a locator beam on us. We're getting that beam and our own echo besides. But the other ship's invisible! Who is out here in an invisible ship with locator devices? Not men, certainly!"

He pressed the button in his sleeve communicator and snapped:

"Action stations! Man all weapons! Condition of extreme alert in all departments immediately!"

From First Contact, by Murray Leinster.
Published by Street and Smith Co. in 1945
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Take a look at the sleeve watch from the 1981 novel Dream Park and the email sleeve from Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood.

Compare to the comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas, the communications disk from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Schachner & Zagat, the Ullran enunciator from Uller Uprising (1952) by H. Beam Piper.

See also the audio relay (Robert Heinlein, 1951), the distrans (Frank Herbert, 1965) and the communications implant (Niven and Pournelle, 1981).

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