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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

Scanner Palm  
  A document scanner implanted in the palm of the hand.  

Karl Gilkyson is a well-dressed lawyer with all the latest gadgets.

His left palm caught my attention. It was glassed over - no, not glass; it was flexible but clear like glass. I could see the circuitry behind it. It was a scanner. He could swipe his hand over documents, uploading them through the phone system to the computers on Lagarto's orbital station. They must've sent him up to the Orbital to get that thing installed. I couldn't imagine how big a dent it must've put in the mayoral budget.
From KOP, by Warren Hammond.
Published by Tor in 2007
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