I was recently asked by a librarian colleague to contribute a cartoon to a time capsule. Held by the Oregon Library Association, the capsule will open in 2040. Although I had the option to pick any old thing I had already done, I really liked the idea of creating a cartoon for an audience 25 years into the future; and using that time frame to speculate on how current issues of librarianship will play out over the next quarter century. Will we still have privacy issues, problems with technology, and questions on the relevance of libraries in the Information Age? Yeah, why not?  I have more confidence in that than in the likelihood that this cartoon will make the librarians 25 years from now laugh; or any of them reading this right now. But I’m amused, and that’s all that really matters, right? Right.

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