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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

Dictatel  
  A thought-based dictating machine.  

They make many devices for me and think they earn my gratitude thus. These very words you were reading were printed by an excellent device, a dictatel it is call. If I cast my thoughts in a particular mode, the dictatel is activated. I merely think in this mode and the words are printed for me on ridulian crystal sheets only one molecule thick. Sometimes I order copies printed on materials of lesser permanence.
From God Emperor of Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1981
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