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"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."
- Robert Heinlein

Datumplane  
  The workspace of console cowboys - the matrix.  

"Think. Datumplane is itself an abstract. A commingling of computer and AI-generated dataspheres and the quasi-perceptual Gibsonian matrix designed originally for human operators, now accepted as common ground for man, machine and AI."
Technovelgy from Hyperion, by Dan Simmons.
Published by Doubleday in 1989
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Essentially, this is Simmon's word for the matrix from Gibson's 1982 story Burning Chrome and Neuromancer.

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