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" I sometimes suspect that we're seeing something in the Internet as significant as the birth of cities. It's really something new, it's a new kind of civilization."
- William Gibson

Inflatable Church  
  A church using an inflatable projection screen as an altar.  

As well as presiding at the church, Reverend Lazarus lived in it, his home being a trailer parked behind the cosmoramic altar - formerly the projection screen, twenty meters high...

Surrounded by the nonstop hum of the compressors that kept his polychrome plastic dome inflated - three hundred meters by two hundred by ninety high - he sat alone at his desk in the nose compartment of the trailer, his tiny office, comping the take from the day's collection.

From The Shockwave Rider, by John Brunner.
Published by Harper and Row in 1975
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The church is a re-used structure; it was a drive-in movie theater in a previous life.

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