A new technology
Posted by KarenK on December 10, 1997 at 15:50:07:
I received this in my email this morning. They didn't attribute it to anyone, so here it goes (and I hope it is appropriate for this board. ;)
ANNOUNCING A NEW TECHNOLOGY ...
Finally ! A technology so simple even brilliant PhDs from well-known universities can use it!
Announcing the new "Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge" device (BOOK.
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. Here's how it works...
Each BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (pages) (recyclable), each sheet 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 fo
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