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A Revolutionary Technology: The BOOK

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The BOOK [See Sample Shown Above] is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on, and no shock hazard.

It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift its cover! Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere -- sitting in an armchair by the fire or soaking in a warm bath -- yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.

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.

Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows Good Mountain Press to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs in half. Our experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now BOOKs with more information simply use more pages. This makes them thicker and harder to carry, and has drawn some criticism from the mobile computing crowd.

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 BOOK never crashes and never needs 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, such as A Reader's Journal, come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval.

An optional BOOK mark 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. 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 the BOOK. (BOOK marks can be purchased commercially in a wide variety of styles, or easily created at home from readily available materials by the BOOK user. At Good Mountain Press we prefer the "dogear" method, by which one marks a page by bending over a corner of the page. We suggest the top of the page for marking a CONTINUE READING place and the bottom for marking important passages for later reference. To facilitate this recommended marking process, we manufacture our book using a top quality paper that will stand up to multiple markings.)

You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with one of these optional programming tools:

Portable, durable, and affordable, the BOOK is being hailed as the entertainment and information communication wave of the future. The BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform. Look for a flood of new titles soon.

Now that you know all about BOOKS, check out our list of titles from Good Mountain Press. Included with each BOOK are samples from the BOOK. To return to Home Page, select BACK or Click on the BOOK sample at the top of this page.

c. 1945 Papercut figure. Made in Berlin

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