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The Greatest Invention Ever

This came my way. It's good to know the Book Club Members are in the forefront of modern technology after all ...

And now, I am proud to announce the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device, otherwise known as the 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.

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 and 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 manufacturers.

Portable, durable and affordable, the BOOK is the entertainment wave of the future, an many new titles are expected soon, due to the surge in popularity of its programming tool, the Portable Erasable-Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus...


Posted at 14th Sep 2010 - 11:35AM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   The Greatest Invention Ever Comments: 11

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Yes, they are great! I have several of these and I thoroughly recommend them. Be careful with them in the bath though. They are not waterproof.Very Happy

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Sep 2010 at 11:39AM

Fennie's Avatar Lampie, you haven't considered half the advantages of a book. They may be used to prop up unevenly legged tables, thrown at people's heads, arranged on bookcases to show learning, used as children's building blocks, strategically placed they enable one to paint the ceiling, and if burnt can be used to start a riot. You can write on them, give them sentimental value, collect them and give them as prizes. They will keep children quiet for hours.

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Sep 2010 at 12:29PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Not to mention the sensory aspects, the smell of their holding place, the feel of leather covers or gold leaf blocking... the 'thumpy' sound if you shut the 'lid' quickly or the just audible crackle of a fly sheet being flicked.

Mmmm....delicious things.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 14th Sep 2010 at 01:19PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar They are also quite useful for hiding things in. I used to secret credit cards etc inside books when going away until I started getting forgetful . . .

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Sep 2010 at 01:24PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Another use is to place one or more on the head and then to walk. They train the user to carry themselves properly and with dignity. Much used for this purpose in my youth Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Sep 2010 at 02:29PM

Milla's Avatar this is probably neither the time nor the place to say that I really fancy a Kindle!
I've several thousand books but the sun cracks the spine and age gives them a smell which gives me hayfever.
Did I say? I really really fancy a Kindle!!

Posted by: Milla on 14th Sep 2010 at 03:03PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Oh Milla, how could you.Crying or Very sad

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 14th Sep 2010 at 04:28PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I can of course use my iPad. . . .smug

Posted by: Westerwitch on 14th Sep 2010 at 07:05PM

Cait's Avatar Milla, go wash your mouth.

Posted by: Cait on 14th Sep 2010 at 11:45PM

Faith's Avatar Another use, available with some books, is the ability to cut out the rest of the world around you - ideal for the Tube!

Posted by: Faith on 15th Sep 2010 at 07:40AM

CalicoKate's Avatar And the give such comfort that technology just cannot do.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 15th Sep 2010 at 03:25PM

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