Full record for jack in v.

Definition connect to a computer
OED requirements antedating 1970
Comment Ralf Brown located, and Douglas Winston and Lawrence Watt-Evans independently submitted, a cite from a reprint of Robert Silverberg's "Tower of Glass"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1970 first magazine appearance.

Earliest cite in the OED: 1984.

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Citations for jack in v.

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1970 R. Silverberg Tower of Glass in Galaxy Mag. June 141/20 Watchman replaced him in the linkup seat. He jacked himself into the computer.
1990 A. D. Foster Cyber Way (1993) 30 He found the phone, unclipped his spinner from his belt and jacked in.
1993 Sci. Fiction Stud. Nov. 450 Buy Beyond Cyberpunk , jack in, and learn a lot of the stuff you need to know to get—in Rudy Rucker's brilliant term—‘culturally online.’
1997 J. A. Gardner Expendable (1997) xvi. 279 She had jacked in to the ship's system and was programming with fervid intensity.
2005 Dreamwatch Feb. 73/1 There's so much to digest in this edition that you feel like you're pushing that metal spike into the back of your head and jacking in.