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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

Aerocar  
  A personal flying vehicle.  

This is (as far as I know) the first use of the word "aerocar."

He was now developing the film in his room at the Flash office, and the aerocar which had brought him was still outside the large bay window swinging gently to and fro at its moorings in the summer breeze.
From The Abduction of Alexandra Seine, by Fred C. Smale.
Published by Not Known in 1900
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At the time this book was written, there were neither standardized cars nor airplanes.

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