Saturday, May 21, 2011


I was sent this through an email and thought it was funny, very true, and worth passing on!

Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-named:


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.  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 information.

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.

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 re-booting.  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 pin-points 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 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
operational programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic
Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).

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.


  1. Loved this Emily, so funny and so true. Thanks for sharing it. Elise is reading it now too.

  2. Hahaha, loved this post Emily! It reminded me of that quote from 'The princess Bride" where The Grandpa says "When I was your age television was called books." I could live without all modern technology , but I could never live without books.

  3. You got that from me!!! :)

  4. Enjoyed reading your post!...I love books...nothing can ever replace them! Nice blog. It's never easy to find people who enjoy the same things you do, so am glad I stumbled across your blog :)


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