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"...a market economy is essentially a genetic algorithm for solving resource allocation problems..."
- Charles Stross

Newspad Electronic Newspaper  
  An electronic version of a newspaper.  

This seems like a pretty good early description of a newspaper website, like nytimes.com or wsj.com.

When he tired of official reports and memoranda and minutes, he would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship's information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth. One by one he would conjure up the world's major electronic papers; he knew the codes of the more important ones by heart, and had no need to consult the list on the back of his pad. Switching to the display unit's short-term memory, he would hold the front page while he quickly searched the headlines and noted the items that interested him...
From 2001: A Space Odyssey , by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Del Rey in 1968
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