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"Science fiction has gotten more accurate as we've gotten closer to the present, because science fiction stories have not only attracted, but also generated current scientists."
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Didge-Ital  
   

His jovial white-guy Anglo good vibes stretched like electric taffy - arroooooh, werewolf noises. Now Bing was making ghastly bub bub bub backward croonings, like a sucking chest wound. ..

"The music? We call it didge-Ital … dig-Ital, seen, D.J. Ital…Mash it up right on the ship." Yeah. They were doing something awful to poor old Bing while he wasn't looking. He sounded like his head was made of sheet metal.

From Islands in the Net, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by William Morrow in 1988
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