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"I was involved in a cloning project. .. to send me into outer space along with a lot of other people. Not the whole me - just a hair from my head, while I still had some. I would thus pop up in another galaxy in the distant future."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Telescribe  
  Creates a written record of distress signals and other reports.  

The almost damped-out cosmic surges swept through him rhythmically, gently urging him to sleep. But within an hour a buzzing called attention to the telescribe. The long expected flood of distress signals was beginning to come in. He got up wearily to listen.
From A Question of Salvage, by Malcolm Jameson.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1939
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Compare to the vibrowriter from The Lost Language (1934) by David H. Keller, the speakwrite from 1984 (1948) by George Orwell, the transcriber from Second Foundation (1953) by Isaac Asimov and the electrosecretary from A Fall of Moondust (1961) by Arthur C. Clarke.

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