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[BKARTS] THE BOOK origins?



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Thanks for posting this. I'd forgotten how delightful it is. Does anyone
know its origins, attribution, provenance?


Katie Harper
Ars Brevis Press
Cincinnati, OH
513-233-9588




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> Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 14:49:43 -0400
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> Subject: Re: Print-ish quotes
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> Sonja Larsen wrote:
>
> Last year there was a funny email circulating -- it took many web/email
> terms, telling about the wonderful functions of a new invention, which
> turned out to be a book.  Does anyone still have it on file?
>
>
>
> ANNOUNCING THE NEW BUILT-IN ORDERLY ORGANIZED KNOWLEDGE DEVICE, OTHERWISE
> KNOWN AS THE 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.
>
> 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 and backward as
> you wish.  Most 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.
>
> Portable, durable and affordable, the BOOK is the entertainment wave of the
> future, an many new titles are expected soon, due to the surge in popularity
> of its programming tool, the Portable Erasable-Nib Cryptic
> Intercommunication
> Language Stylus...
>
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