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"Why does a creative person create? It's a type of compulsion. I like to explore new ideas."
- Bart Kosko

Electronic Locator  
  A device that determines the location of a person.  

It was on the side of the heel of the right shoe that he found the printed instrument. It was an electronic locator devicemade of the same plastic as the shoe, and recognizable only by the pattern of wires that had been printed from a photographically reduced cut.
Technovelgy from World of Null-A, by A.E. van Vogt.
Published by Astounding SF in 1945
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