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"Cyberpunk worked when the Internet was in its hand-wound crystal radio phase, when you had to be a sort of hobbyist to do e-mail, and it all had a very steep learning curve. Those days are over."
- William Gibson

Auto-Seal  
  Automatically deployed cover for power outlets; instant child-proofing.  

The auto-seals had clicked across the power sockets; no child had ever lived here, but it was against the law for any socket not to be auto-sealed when the appliance connected to it was removed.
From Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner.
Published by Del Rey in 1968
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