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"We follow the scientists around and look over their shoulders. They're watching their feet: provable mistakes are bad for them. We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes."
- Larry Niven

Kinagram  
  Small print-size icons that presented a moving image.  

...tags sewn into the back of the collar. I could see the logo of a company, which I recognized from ten years ago, though they had made it simpler. Below it was a grid of tiny pictures that moved. "Kinagrams. They obsoleted Logotype."
From Anathem, by Neal Stephenson.
Published by Morrow in 2008
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The word "kinagram" is interesting; in the 1920's, "kinescope" was used to describe the CRT in television receivers. The root word "kine" is from the Greek meaning "motion" and "gram" derives from the latin for letter. So, a kinagram is a moving letter or series of letters.

Stephenson fans may think they've seen something like this before; take a look at the mediaglyphics from his 1995 book The Diamond Age.

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