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Re: WHAT IS A BOOK???



I saved this from a previous post here, it seems so appropriate at the
moment.

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Announcing the new device: Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge (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

flood of new titles soon.

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(GRIN)


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