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"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way."
- Robert Heinlein

Vision Cube  
  A solid-state memory device.  

Boardman drew a vision cube from a pocket of his tunic and put it on the table before Muller. It rested there like a counter in some intricate game, six or seven centimeters along each face, soft yellow against the polished black marble of the table. "Plug it in," Boardman invited, "the viewer's beside you."

Muller slipped the cube into a receptor slot. From the center of the table there arose a larger cube, nearly a meter across. Images flowered on its faces...

From The Man in the Maze, by Robert Silverberg.
Published by Avon Books in 1969
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