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Some of the predicted icon-based task-programming systems are conceptually similar to a display motif of a product of the Khoral Research, Inc., called 'khoros', although to my knowledge, their scientific dataprocessing and visualization system was developed completely independently of my own concepts.
It should be noted that most of the technologies herein predicted, as regards networked computing, especially crossplatform miniapplications, antedate the copyright and web-mounting of this novel. I appear the "have done an Arthur C. Clarke.