mighty Wurlitzer
 n.— «Both Wisner and Dulles were enthusiastic about covert operations. By mid-1953 the department was operating with 7,200 personnel and 74 percent of the CIA’s total budget. Wisner created the first “information superhighway.” But this was the age of vacuum tubes, not computers, so he called it his “Mighty Wurlitzer.” The» —“Journalism and the CIA: The Mighty Wurlitzer” by Daniel Brandt NameBase NewsLine Apr.-June, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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