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Ain’t Throwing It Back Thursday On Saturday – Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

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Please note that I did not create this piece. I wish I did. It’s about ten years old and my copy had no accreditation. But, I would consider trying one of these devices. Just sayin’


Introducing the new Bio-Optical Organized Knowledge device, trade named B.O.O.K.

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 devices, it can become damaged if coffee or soda is spilled on it, and it becomes unusable if dropped too many times on a hard surface. The browse feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet and to move forward or backward as you wish.

Many come with an index feature that pinpoints the exact location of selected information for instant retrieval.

A Manually Accessed Retrieval Knickknack (MARK) allows users to open BOOK to the exact place they left off in a previous session – even if BOOK has been closed. BOOK-MARKs fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOK-MARK can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOK-MARKs 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 a BOOK.

Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave.

BOOK’s appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking to invest. In some areas, entire buildings are constructed to house BOOKs for public access. Look for a flood of new titles soon.


RE: The new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-name “BOOK.”

You should be warned that, re: the message quoted above, this BOOK technology has serious shortcomings in user outcomes which, while not apparent from an immediate usability analysis, seriously impair its market desirability. Research shows that prolonged and repeated exposure to this BOOK technology causes users to become contemplative, reflective, and, in severe cases, it can induce bouts of concentration and focused thinking, with common side effects that include swelling of the imaginative and/or analytical portions of the brain. Such swelling can impede market-critical emoto-cognitive functions like the impulse-purchase quadrant of the cerebellum.

In one overlooked period of history, the installed user base of this BOOK technology spread with almost epidemic speed. This period, known in BOOKish techno-jargon as the Renaissance, saw that after the introduction of BOOK there were unpredictable outbursts of individual and collective creativity. But, as the record clearly shows, this BOOK technology has no useful market outcome, in that during the entire period of the Renaissance, historians can find no evidence of a single IPO.

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27 responses to “Ain’t Throwing It Back Thursday On Saturday – Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device”

  1. Tony Laplume Avatar

    I have a lot of happy ghost trees.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes sir. Very cool.

  2. Webb Blogs Avatar

    Good one Herb! 😁 I read this to my pre-teen son, tried to remind him how great books are. 😁

    1. Herb Avatar

      LoL. Yes, books are awesome. And there’s something for any taste.

  3. haoyando Avatar

    Hmm, the BOOK and Mark are quite magical indeed. I hope it can make people happy …

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Me too.

  4. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

    CD-ROM ? Herb, I think this post is like 20 years old. I think my job stopped using CDS and DDVDsas a means of sending work out to clients pre 2009.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I said it wasn’t original.

      1. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

        Just throwing it out there

        1. Herb Avatar

          Oh, I probably should have thrown it out…

  5. Jim Borden Avatar

    very creative. another advantage is that it can be easily shared among friends and relatives. just don’t sit too close to the fire while reading it…

    1. Herb Avatar

      Wise advice.

  6. dumbestblogger Avatar

    No IPO? What’s the point?

    1. Herb Avatar

      The end of a pencil?

      1. dumbestblogger Avatar
  7. Chel Owens Avatar

    I feel so out of place owning these archaic devices.

    1. Herb Avatar

      It’s okay. There are many of us who still use and enjoy them. They always work for me.

      1. Chel Owens Avatar

        Oh, good!

  8. achme24gmailcom Avatar

    I LOVE books. That’s all i grew up on.

    1. Herb Avatar

      They are awesome. And you don’t have to recharge them, either.

  9. AJMcGregor Avatar

    What a great post! I do now feel somewhat guilty about my Kindle Fire, but at least I get library books back on time now.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Haha 😂😆 just so some good comes of it. 🤣

  10. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    After reading your article I have examined this B.O.O.k> technology both pro and con, and must say I am unsure, While the vast majority are factual. Many of the storage devices I have found to be complete falsehoods. Total fiction actually. I’m not sure I can get behind a technology with such obvious flaws. I will however continue my research.
    Holly Jolly Laughter

    1. Herb Avatar

      🤣 That makes it no different from anything else.😂

      1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

        Ahhh Yes 😂🤣😂

  11. J P Avatar

    Oh cmon there Herb – without a design to incorporate large quantities of advertising on each reading surface, these things will never find a market. It’s like people would have to actually pay for them. Nobody does that anymore.

    Maybe if there was one that came pre-loaded with ads the way ammunition is loaded into a gun’s magazine. But I wonder what such a device could be called?

    1. Herb Avatar

      🤣🤣🤣🤣 hmmm 🤔 like a gun’s … 😆😆😆

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