New Technology

Steve Hunt steve at
Fri May 30 15:14:04 EDT 1997

This just in from the Teknoids (Law School Technical People) list... 

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 disk.

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 or  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, and 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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