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Announcing a new device called, "BOOK," an acronym for "Built-in Orderly
Organized Knowledge."

The 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. 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 disc. 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.  Opaque Paper
Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides
of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting
costs in half.

Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases
in information density; for now BOOKs with more
information simply use more pages. This makes them
thicker and harder to carry, and has drawn some criticism
from the mobile computing crowd.

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 BOOK never crashes
and never needs 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 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. 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 an optional programming tool, the Portable
Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus

Portable, durable, and affordable, the BOOK is being
hailed as the entertainment wave of the future. The
BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of
content creators have committed to the platform. Look for
a flood of new titles soon.

Randy Lynn
Da Vinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented
Elgin, Illinois

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