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Magic scan

Continuing on the Freudian theme, there’s a new electronic phallic symbol created by the Siemens Corporation (heh, heh, heh) called the Pocket Reader. It’s a $99.95 magic-wandlike device that resembles a cross between a pen and a television remote control, and is capable of scanning text from books or any printed material and transferring the info to your computer. It actually works, and might allow you to use those quotes you usually highlight but then forget about later. Tom A’Hearn pays attention here every other week. E-mail

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