[LMB] It's a sign (with even an ON-topic-ish reference)

CatMtn at aol.com CatMtn at aol.com
Sun Aug 19 20:32:24 BST 2007

In a message dated 8/14/2007 6:11:52 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
lbujold at myinfmail.com writes:

Does  anyone know when Clear Blue Easy or the equivalent first hit the  
market?  Because I don't think it had been invented yet at the time I  
wrote _Shards_, although it may have been around by the time _Barrayar_  
came out...

Note that "existence" does not equal "access", even in  the here and 
now.  New technologies of all sorts spread very  unevenly, by class and 

It wasn't available in 1968, I know.  I don't think it was available  for at 
least 10 years after that, either.  Birth control pills were  available in the 
50s, I believe.

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