Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Tue, 13 May 1997 17:11:08 -0500
This came through another List I subscribe to:
>For all of you who've been having trouble with technology.....
>>Announcing the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device (BOOK)
>>It's a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric
>>circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's
>>so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift its cover.
>>Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere --even sitting in an
>>armchair by the fire-- yet it is powerful enough to hold as much
>>information as a CD-ROM disk.
>>Here's how it works: Each BOOK is constructed of sequentially
>>numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding
>>thousands of bits of information. These pages are locked together
>>with a custom-fit device called a binder which keeps the sheets in
>>their correct sequence. By using both sides of each sheet,
>>manufacturers are able to cut costs in half.
>>Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into
>>your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. The
>>BOOK may be taken up at any time and used by merely opening it. The
>>"browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move
>>forward or backward as you wish. Most come with an "index" feature,
>>which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for
>>An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open the BOOK to the
>>exact place you left it in a previous session -- even if the BOOK has
>>been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus a single
>>BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers.
>>Portable, durable and affordable, the BOOK is the entertainment wave
>>of the future, and many new titles are expected soon, due to the surge
>>in popularity of its programming tool, the Portable Erasable-Nib
>>Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus.....
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
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Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
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