FIELD OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates generally to a device used for marking a reader's place in a book. Traditional bookmarkers are generally set aside somewhere or inserted at a random place in a book for temporary storage while reading. When the reader takes a break from reading they must remember to insert the bookmark at the current page. This presents two obvious dangers. First the bookmark laid aside somewhere can get misplaced.. Secondly if it is stored somewhere at random in the book and the book accidentaly closes the bookmark is aggravatingly in the wrong place. These two things alone have given rise to the very socially unacceptible practice of folding over the corner of pages.
The Ultimate Analog Bookmark™ overcomes all of the above misfortunes and is a device that can be left in place and marks the current page automatically with each turn of a page. The Ultimate Analog Bookmark™ does have to be moved occasionally when it reaches capacity, but that only happens after several carefree chapters have been read. Moving it literally takes but a few seconds to be reset at the new current page and takes less time than it does to say it.
DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART
Bookmarks are typically flat objects laid between the relevant pages and pressed towards the spine of the book or clipped to a page.. They come in various shapes and sizes, but these typical bookmarks share several things in common, they fall out, get lost, are in the wrong place, and generally aggravate the reader.
Several solutions to this problem have been attempted. Some readers, for example, use a rubber band to mark their place. While this type of bookmark is cheap and does not fall out of the book, it is extremely awkward to mark a new page. Other bookmarks consist of a ribbon attached permanently to the book but this is usually limited to journals designed for such a purpose. It never gets misplaced but it still must be remembered to locate it at the proper page.Hardly any norml book has this feature.
There exists an almost infinite number of styles and types of bookmarks. Some are very beautiful, indeed. Innovative designs abound all over the world. Some are very unique and expensive and can be made of precious metals and jewel incrusted. Many are bought as souvenirs or given to loved ones for special occasions, nearly all of these find their way into drawers or jewel boxes, They all have more than one thing in common. They are seldom used very often or for very long. The precious gifts or expensive ones are kept somewhere safe. Most all the others are lost from lack of use or thrown away out of anger due to their awkwardness in use or to spite the person who complains their gift never gets used.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
Marks your place with little more effort than turning the page.
It is desirable to have a simple, inexpensive device that fastens to a book or magazine so its readers place will not be lost. And then continues to mark the reader's current place in the book as each page is turned in a manner that is very easily achieved and continues to do so without ever being touched until many many subsequent pages are turned.