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 device 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 device 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 accessory allows you to open the device to the exact place you left it in a previous session–even if it has been closed. These accessories fit universal design standards; thus a single one can be used in devices by various manufacturers.
Portable, durable and affordable, the device 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…
by Marielle Cartier
Executive Director, Alliance for Canada’s Audio-Visual HeritageP.S. from me: You may already have one of these on a shelf in your home. Dust it off. See what it can do for you.