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Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge Device (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
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 tools, the
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