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"The writing is clicking away in my head and piling up, and unless I get it on paper somehow it's going to create uncomfortable pressure in my skull."
- Isaac Asimov

Tight-Beam  
  A method of communication that uses a very narrowly-focused stream of energy.  

Very early use of this idea in science fiction.

He's putting it on a tight beam - that's fine, we can chase it up.
From Skylark Three, by E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
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Compare to the needlecast in Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon.

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