>'In five year's time the penis will be redundant.'
_Steel Beach_ deserves the Sir Winston Churchill Award for frequently misquoted lines. (You remember Churchill's "blood, sweat, and tears" speech? The phrase was actually "blood, toil, tears, and sweat".) The first line of _Steel Beach_ is to the effect of "'In five years' time, the penis will be obsolete', the salesman said". It's crucial to the first few pages that it's a PR schmuck trying to sell an idea that's been sold before.