Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Dec 11 19:17:58 UTC 2006

On 12/11/06, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> When did this arrive?  It seems to have been
> talked about in Wikipedia in March 2004.

Various online sources credit the term to Steve Mann, from his 2001
book with Hal Niedzviecki, _Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human
Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer_.

Here is Mann himself on the term:

--Ben Zimmer

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