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"I'm very taken by mythology. I read it at a very early age and kept on reading it. Before I discovered science fiction I was reading mythology."
- Roger Zelazny

Videoshades  
  Sunglasses that let you watch what you want.  

This is another phrase for the idea of using glasses as a means of projecting video images to a single user.

After his afternoon sun worship David stayed outside…He'd found some gardening tools in a shed and tackled the front acreage, stripped to the waist and wearing his videoshades.
From Islands in the Net, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by William Morrow in 1988
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