Saturday, October 08, 2005

A Revolutionary New Device

From my friend Tari (who got it from the media person at her school who got it from...)

A revolution in teaching and learning is about to start...

A new learning device has made its appearance. Indications are that
if it catches on, all electronic gadgets may well be considered junk.

The new device is known as Built-In Orderly Organized Knowledge.
The makers generally call it by its initials: BOOK.

Many advantages are claimed over old-style learning and teaching
aids. It has no wires, or any electrical circuits to break down. An
electrical connection is not even needed. Furthermore, it is made entirely
without mechanical parts that might go awry, or need replacement.

Anyone can use BOOK, even children. And, it fits comfortably into one's
hands. It can even be conveniently used sitting in an armchair by the fire,
while sitting up in bed, or even while lying on a sandy beach.

How does this revolutionary, unbelievable invention work?

Basically, BOOK consists only of a large number of paper sheets. These
may run to hundreds, even thousands. Each sheet is normally given
a number, so the sheets can be used in sequence if so desired.

To make it even easier for the user to keep the sheets in the proper
order, they are held firmly in place by a special locking device called a

Each sheet of paper presents the user with an information sequence in
the form of symbols, which he absorbs optically for automatic registration
in the brain. When one sheet has been assimilated, a flick of the finger
turns it over and further information is found on the other side. By using
both sides of each sheet, a great saving is incurred, thus reducing both
the size and cost of BOOK. Furthermore, no buttons need to be pressed
to move from one sheet to another. Or, to open or close BOOK; or to
start it working.

BOOK may be picked up at any time, and put into use by merely opening it.
Instantly, it is ready for use. Nothing has to be connected, or switched on.
The user may turn at will to any sheet, going back or forward. A sheet is
often provided near the beginning of BOOK as a location finder for any specific
information in the collection of sheets.

A small accessory, available at trifling extra cost, is the BOOKmark.
This enables any user to resume the program at exactly the same place where
the previous session ended. A BOOKmark is quite versatile, and may easily
be used in most any BOOK.

The initial cost varies with the size and subject matter. Already a vast range
of BOOKs are available, covering every conceivable subject and adjusted to
different levels of aptitude. One BOOK, small enough to be held in the hands,
may contain an entire learning curriculum.

Once purchased, BOOK requires no further upkeep cost; no batteries or wires
are needed, since the power, thanks to an ingenious device patented
by the makers, is supplied by the brain of the user.

BOOKs may be stored on handy shelves and for ease of reference the program
schedule is normally indicated on the back of the binding.

Altogether, the Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge (BOOK) seems to have
great advantages, especially its versatility, over traditional teaching and learning

We predict a big future for it.


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