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Dependency


1956 Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the StarsPeople in Diaspar have become dependent on the computer and as a result fear everything that is out of control of the computer.1969 Pohl, Frederik. The Age of the PussyfootEveryone in the age of the Pussyfoot has a joymaker, a mobile terminal that is connected by radio waves to a central computer. With it one can buy things, pay things, follow the news, access libraries, telephone, receive and send messages and get job listings. When the main character has no money left, he's faced with lif without a joymaker.


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