Sunday, June 5

Amazing new technology!

A friend told me about this in an e-mail. Read all about it! You may already know about this, but I thought it sounded clever.
Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge
device, trade-named - BOOK.
BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in
technology; no wires, no electronic circuits, no
batteries, nothing to be connected or switched
on. It's so easy to use, even a child can operate
it. Compact and portable, it can be used
anywhere - even sitting in an armchair by the
fire or under an umbrella at the beach - yet it
is powerful enough to hold as much information
as a CD-R disc.
Click to continue reading:
Here's how it works:
BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered
sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of
holding thousands of bits of information. The
pages are locked together with a custom-fit
device called a binder (or spine) which
maintains the sheets in their correct sequence.

Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows
manufacturers to use both sides of each page,
thus doubling information density and cutting
costs. Experts are divided on the prospects for
future increases in information density; for now,
BOOKS with more information simply use more
pages. However, experiments with different types
of Formulaic Optical Nuanced Technology Systems
(FONTS) have led to promising results.

Each BOOK sheet is scanned optically,
registering information directly into the users
brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the
next sheet. Moving about within the BOOK data
file is just as easy. The "browse" feature allows
users to move instantly to any sheet, both
forward and backward. Many come with an "index"
feature, which pinpoints the exact location of
any selected material for instant retrieval. BOOK
may be taken up at any time and used merely by
opening it. BOOK never crashes or requires
rebooting, though, like other devices, it can
become damaged if coffee or other liquids are
spilled on it and it may become unusable if
dropped too often onto hard surfaces.

A Manually Accessed Retrieval Knickknack (MARK)
allows users to open BOOK to the exact place they
left off in a previous session - even if BOOK has
been closed. These peripheral devices fit
universal design standards; thus a single
BOOKMARK can be used in BOOKs by various
manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOKMARKs can
be used in a single book, provided the user
desires to save numerous views within the device.
Users can also make personal notes next to and
within BOOK text entries with optional
programming tools such as Portable Erasable Nib
Cryptic Intercommunication Language Styli (PENCILS).

Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being
hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment and
educational wave. BOOK's appeal seems so certain
that thousands of content creators have committed
to the platform and investors are reportedly
flocking to invest. Look for a flood of new
titles soon.


Sue said...

LOL! I'm so glad you posted this - I first saw it years ago and loved it, but haven't been able to find it recently. I couldn't remember what BOOK stood for, and of course googling BOOK isn't much use!!

Pearl said...

Brilliant. Has anyone thought to maret these things. They could give the internet real competition if undercutting it on price...;-)