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Waterproof book

never have ruined pages again.
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This is comes from ruining many school textbooks with either water, milk, drool and any combination thereof. Just laminate school textbook pages. pages saved from future droolings by all students....thus saving the world of ruined books.

Saving the world of ruined texts has its costs though. 1. The school will have to limit buying political correct books so often. 2. the books will be harder to dispose of. 3. Book burning by people who didn't like school no longer brings enjoyment.

I2RI, May 26 2003

cradle to cradle http://www.mcdonoug...radle_to_cradle.htm
check out the last paragraph.. [mtkspiral, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Waterproof Books http://www.fishcard...terproof.htm#pocket
...have long been a staple of the diving community (we were told previously). [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

Waterproof Log Books http://www.aquaexplorers.com/log_book.htm
I guess they come with waterproof pens, too. (Dry erase wouldn't work too well underwater.) [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

Waterproof Erotica http://www.amazon.c...09806564/halfbakery
(Lifted from another HB idea, before you ask.) [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Waterproof Snipers' Book http://ironbrigadea...com/sniper_data.htm
Guess there are enough crazed psychopaths out there to make a marketing niche. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Waterproof Swimming Book http://www.sandglass.com/waterproofcoach/
[DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Waterproof Wakeboarding Book & CD http://www.wakeworl...ardingOnTheEdge.asp
While the CD is waterproof, I imagine they do not recommend trying to use it while wakeboarding. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) More Waterproof Notebooks http://w01-0504.web...ads___Books_99.html
For the next Noah, I guess. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

(?) Waterproof Book For Triathletes http://www.swiminfo...?iPid=811&iCatId=15
[DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

bathbook http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/bathbook
Already HalfBaked. [phoenix, Oct 17 2004]


       My cousin (18 months) has waterproof books.
MikeOliver, May 26 2003

       Which is much the same response this idea got last time around.
DrCurry, May 26 2003

       Hmmm... lamination of textbooks would lead to an inability to pen one's thought down in those books. I mean, if I cannot doodle in my texstbook in class, whats the point of studying???   

       Although, laminating the pages of books in generals, especially those high-priced classic 1st Editions which seems to attract ketchup stronger than most collectors, would be a very sensible thing to do.   

       All in all: +
joker_of_the_deck, May 26 2003

       mmmm. it seems i left my only crossent on the shoreline where all the fishies came and beached themselves. {DrCurry} it is going to be a long and painful procedure removing a halfbaked idea from me. maybe in a later (sooner?) date
I2RI, May 26 2003

       [I2RI] May I suggest you change this idea a bit? Remove the word "laminate" and simply imply the pages are waterproof.   

       Having a schoolbook that can't be written in would be a boon for public schools. Plastic pages would last longer and the whole assembly could be tossed a washing machine at the end of a school year.
phoenix, May 27 2003

       You could use dry erase markers for notes.   

       Tyvek pages. (Thanks to [hippo] for learning me about Tyvek)
bristolz, May 27 2003

       [joker]: high-priced classic 1st Editions are obviously not for reading. Get a paperback to go with your your ketchup stains.
snarfyguy, May 27 2003

       Laminating pages is far too labour intensive a process to be worth doing. Wax-treated paper costs loads but may well be a price worth paying if your school has to buy books again and again. However, it treats only the symptom of disrespect for literature and school in general. I would love an idea which went for the cause.
badgers, May 27 2003

       It can definitely be done at a reasonable cost.. see link.
mtkspiral, May 27 2003

       I think this is would work for novels...could read in the tub and at the beach without fear
senatorjam, May 27 2003

       don't print - etch into rubber or plastic. I'd love to read a book in the bath but I just don't trust myself not to drop it.
po, May 27 2003

       The technology is definitely out there, just not applied to the average primer (= school text book) as far as I can tell.
DrCurry, May 27 2003


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