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"In 1977, it took about eight months for a slightly faster more refined mechanism to put punk in the window of Holt Renfrew. It's gotten faster ever since."
- William Gibson

Webfoam Cradle  
  A means of softening the landing for humans inside spacecraft.  

The ship swung toward the planet - going down much too rapidly, Boardman thought, oppressed by the strains of deceleration. He hated travel, and he hated the moment of landing worst of all. But this was a trip he could not have avoided. He eased back in the webfoam cradle and blanked out the screen.
From The Man in the Maze, by Robert Silverberg.
Published by Avon Books in 1969
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