a large wall-mounted video display
All three prisoners stared at the wall-screen, upon which was pictured a huge football of scarred grey steel.
Alone in his comfortable inner office, he had relaxed and snapped on the news-repeater. The wall screen lit with the image of a doll-faced platinum blond.
The communi-phones were right here, of course, and the wall screen buttons right there.
Hix glanced at the dark and crackling wallscreen…. Sigmond was staring at the screen. The wall had brightened and now the crackling faded. Suddenly a face appeared before them.
He turned to the wall-screen and pressed a button. A system triagram appeared: eight luminous green dots arranged around a larger disk.
‘Bey? Put me up on visual, will you,’ said the wall screen. Wolf touched his wrist again adn the cheeful, ruddy face of John Larsen appeared on the wall holo.
For a while he made weekly calls to his daughters, him sitting in his favorite chair while watching them on the wallscreen.
He turned to the wallscreen of his office, where the museum’s legal AI supervised the conversation. ‘Isn’t that right?’
I looked up. The wallscreen was logoned to a newsnet, and the first thing I saw was something that looked like a fuzzy little white blob against a black background.
Doc Smith, "Spacehounds of IPC", in Amazing
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