Tuesday, February 14, 2006

New technology

I received this from a programmer friend of mine. I think Eisenbrauns will jump on this new technology :)

Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade named: B.O.O.K This 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:

B.O.O.K 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, B.O.O.Ks 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. B.O.O.K may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.

Unlike other display devices, B.O.O.K never crashes or requires rebooting, and it can even be dropped on the floor or stepped on without damage. However, it can become unusable if immersed in water for a significant period of time. 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 selected information for instant retrieval.

An optional "B.O.O.Kmark" accessory allows you to open B.O.O.K to the exact place you left it in a previous session–even if the B.O.O.K has been closed.

B.O.O.Kmarks fit universal design standards; thus, a single B.O.O.Kmark can be used in B.O.O.Ks by various manufacturers.

Conversely, numerous B.O.O.Kmarkers can be used in a single B.O.O.K if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the B.O.O.K.

You can also make personal notes next to B.O.O.K text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).

Portable, durable, and affordable, B.O.O.K is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave. Also, B.O.O.K'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.

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