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"If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction."
- Frederik Pohl

Flatscreen Movie  
  Like holographic or three-dimensional recordings, but showing only two dimensions.  

Way retro, those flatscreen movies. Your new 42 inch flat panel monitor is only two-dimensional - nothing like science fiction to let you know how much more better the future will be than the present.

"It's different, but I like it," Randy said.

"The Ceremonies?"

"Yeah. We 'say grace.'"

"Like in the old flatscreen movies?"

"Yeah."

Technovelgy from Orbital Resources, by John Barnes.
Published by Tor in 1991
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I wonder if movie studios will try to "three-dimensionalize" movies, just like they tried to colorize them? You don't hear much about colorization anymore. Is it because there really isn't that big a market for those old movies? The biggest differences between old black and white movies and present day movies is pacing - not color or even special effects.

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