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(ten minute read, and the thoughts are my own)

Much has been written about the future of paper books and the associated likely demise of libraries, historically a primary distributor of paper books. Much has also been written about the future of paper currency and the associated likely demise of banks, historically a primary distributor of paper currency. The perceived vulnerability of both institutions is due, in part, to their perceived function as needless intermediaries and distributors of analog commodities that have declining value and/or are more easily accessed and deployed digitally.

Well, I don’t buy it.

Or at least I don’t buy the idea that banks and libraries have no future. In fact, I believe the opposite may be true, assuming they embrace playing a pretty different role in society and with that deploy a slightly different business model. Allow me to paint that potential future by first going back in time. …


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There will be a march on Saturday, January 21st in Washington, D.C. A big march. And that’s a good thing. Regardless of which side of all this you are on, you should support the freedom to march, the freedom to speak, and to protest. …


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I have long marveled at the capacity of Homo sapiens to use the Gregorian construct of calendar days to act, think and feel differently. 364 days after our date of birth, we have a thing called a birthday. A day where we believe we are more special than the day before and the day after. We also believe that the third Thursday of the month of November is the day to give thanks. …

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