This entertaining description of a revolutionary reading device was sent to me by Apostle Island Booksellers in Bayfield, Wisconsin. http://www.apostleislandsbooksellers.com/
Apostle Island Booksellers is the kind of cozy, bright, welcoming bookstore that everyone wishes for their community.
"In our ongoing effort to raise the literary and technological awareness of the esteemed readers of our Newsletter, we would like to introduce a revolutionary new product: the Bio-Optically Organized Knowledge device, commercially called the "BOOK."
We, of course, will continue to offer less edgy technologies such as the "E-BOOK" on our website. The "BOOK" is a revolutionary technological breakthrough:
• No wires
• No electrical circuits
• No battery
• No need to connect
• Compact, portable, durable and affordable
The "BOOK" can be used anywhere. Having no batteries, it doesn't need to be recharged. It can be used for as long as desired without an electrical outlet. It never crashes. It never needs rebooting. You can simply open it up and go to work or begin to enjoy its pleasures.
The "BOOK" is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper, each one capable of holding thousands of bits of information. Each page is scanned by the eye and registers information directly into the brain. A simple finger maneuver leads to the next page. The sheets are held together by a structural device called the "binding" that keeps them in the correct order.
With opaque paper technology, manufacturers can use both sides of the page doubling the information which can be stored and reducing the cost. The "BOOK" typically includes an index and/or a table of contents to pinpoint the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval.
An optional accessory is the "BOOKMARK" which allows the reader to open the "BOOK" to the exact point where it was left in the previous session even if it has been entirely shut down. "BOOKMARKS" conform to international standards so that the same "BOOKMARK" can be used in the "BOOKS" of all manufacturers. Furthermore, several "BOOKMARKS" may be used at once in a single "BOOK" if the user wants to store different searches.
One can also make personal notes in the margins alongside the text of the "BOOK" with a simple programming tool called the "PENCIL." A simple device known as the "STAND" permits the correct placement of the "BOOK" for easy, hands-free use. To turn the page, again a simple finger maneuver will do the trick.
Compact, portable, durable and affordable, the Bio-Optically Organized Knowledge device (the "BOOK") is being heralded as the new wave in information, knowledge and entertainment. Welcome to an era that will transform your way of understanding the world. Welcome to the world of the BOOK."
(From content by Leerestademoda. See its hilarious presentation at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcPX1wVp38)