When is a book a book VII: BOOK

(from Popular Libros)


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.  A
unique feature is that it cannot be deleted by power shortages.

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:

BOOK is constructed of sequentially-numbered sheets of paper
(recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of

The 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.  Experts are divided on the prospects for further
increases in information density; for now, BOOKS with more
information simply use more pages.

Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly
into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet.

BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.

BOOK never crashes or requires 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 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 BOOKmarks 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) or Permanent
Entry Narration System (PENS).

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

Another great break-through is the establishment of buildings in
which samples of BOOK are housed, so that individuals can go
there and actually read copies of BOOK.  In many of these
establishments, people can even borrow one or more samples of
BOOK for a week or two.  Each of these buildings will be a
branch of the Learning Institute for Basic Reeducation of
Academically Recalcitrant Youth  (LIBRARY).

(Thanks, MH) 

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2 Responses to When is a book a book VII: BOOK

  1. Thanks JY. Hope your students enjoy it as much as I did.

  2. Jerome Bloom says:



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