“The notion of pursuing a single career will seem as quaint as receiving a gold watch upon retirement.”
The first thing you need to understand is that the cats have won. You’re not quite sure how it happened—the joke was always that the cockroaches would win, right?—but it turns out that cats very much enjoy killing cockroaches, and so here we are.
The Commons does have librarians and Internet connections to all the standard electronic resources of a university library. It provides access to a digital catalog that launched with 135,000 e-books. But take a look around the room, and it’s completely bookless.