Announcing the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device (BOOK). The
BOOK is 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
disc. 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.
Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of
the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs in half.
Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information
density; for now, BOOKs with more information simply use more pages. This
makes them thicker and harder to carry, and has drawn some criticism from
the mobile computing crowd.
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 BOOK never
crashes and never needs rebooting, though like other display devices it
can become unusable if dropped overboard. The "browse" feature allows you
to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as you wish.
Many come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of
any selected information for instant retrieval.
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. Conversely, numerous bookmarkers
can be used in a single BOOK, if the user wants to store numerous views at
once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK.
You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an
optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic
Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).
Portable, durable, and affordable, the BOOK is being hailed as the
entertainment wave of the future. The BOOK's appeal seems so certain, that
thousands of content creators have committed to the platform. Look for a