a thin handheld electronic device for viewing and manipulating information; a tablet computer
A non-modulated signal carries fairly well. So long as Barney can hear that, we can find our way back. You have the fix and the data-pad? Right, here we go.
In his cabin on Chalice, John Moretti squirmed to a new, equally uncomfortable position on his bunk, and lowered the screen brightness of his Datapad to a more agreeable intensity. He paused to yawn, then continued reading.
Shath consulted a datapad that he was carrying.
She sighed and turned to Pellaeon, who stood holding a datapad with the latest fleet statistics.
A grey-haired woman was sitting with her back to them, frantically copying numbers from a screen on to a personal datapad.
He rarely shared a table with anyone else in the wardroom, and instead ate by himself, staring at his datapad the entire time.
I couldn’t even ask my own patients what was wrong except by typing and machine translating on a datapad—hilarious—so we communicated mostly by them shoving the affected area under my nose, and me spraying a biologically appropriate sealant over the wound.
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