"If we're going to be consistent and advocate freedom of speech we have to advocate freedom of encrypted speech too. The genie is out of the bottle, cryptologically."
This particular device was used on a Moon shuttle.
Compare to the drinking bulb from Larry Niven's 1966 short story The Warriors (although most readers probably remember it from his 1971 novel Ringworld). In Niven's Known Space, drinking bulbs were used by everyone, even on planets.
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