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What will they think of next!

From: Caylin Kingsail <earth-to-net@monmouth.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:21:24 +0000
Message-Id: <199907131927.PAA01322@shell.monmouth.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
A little off the track .....but good none the less!


 MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH
> > ********************************************************
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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. 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
> > 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 BOOK
> > markers 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).
> >
> > 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.
Received on Tuesday, 13 July 1999 15:28:31 UTC

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