I found this on Heather's A Reader and a Thinker blog. She doesn't know who wrote it, but I believe you'll be happy that I ran across this revolutionary device and share it with you now!
Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-named -- BOOK.
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.
Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere -- even sitting at the local Starbucks -- yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.
Here's how it works:
BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (they are even recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with various custom-fit binding techniques which keep 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. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in density. For now, BOOKs with more information simply use more pages.
Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into one's brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet of information.
BOOK may be started at any time, simply by opening it. BOOK never crashes, or requires rebooting. Like many other devices, it can become damaged if coffee or soda is spilled on it. And, although the covers may become unsightly if it is dropped (or handled carelessly), it seldom becomes totally useless.
The "browse" feature of BOOK allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as one might wish. Many BOOKS come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for almost instant retrieval.
An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open 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 optional programming tools. The newest group is called the, Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Styli (PENCILS).
Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave. BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking to get involved.
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