(Thanks to this site for the image.)
Once in a while, there is just a notion that seems like an oxymoron and yet, is really pushing us into a new future. Perhaps a dystopian one and perhaps a utopian one. Perhaps just one of those soon to be run of the mill futures (a kind of future I recognized first when I suddenly realized the amazing idea of the video phone -- from my youthful experience of a World's Fair -- was in my hand and even smaller than they hoped). In any case, NPR did a piece recently on such a notion: A bookless library.
Check it out here.
Then, ask yourself about the ways this is -- and is not -- related to higher education and what we do. What does it mean to be a great books college in a world where a bookless library is imagineable.
What do you make of this?