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Automatic Computer Logout

Sometime sit and watch a timed computer lab–even one that closes at a certain hour. It’s like a weird psychological experiment as the time counts down. ↓ TranscriptLIBRARIAN: We've set all the computers to auto log students out after an hour. LIBRARIAN: That way no single student monopolizes a computer all night. LIBRARIAN: Unfortunately, it's produced a Pavlovian response to ... Read More »

Interlibrary Loan

When studying has failed you, or you’ve simply failed to study–turn to magic. The great thing about magic is that it basically trumps effort, science, intellect, and…um, well, I guess guns. Take that, NRA. ↓ TranscriptRICK: Quick, I haven't attended a class or studied in months! Do you do that thing where you get books from other schools? LIBRARIAN: You ... Read More »

Banned Books Week

This week actually is Banned Books Week for those unaware. As celebrated by the American Library Association, the point of this week is to celebrate “Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” Our comic’s history certainly makes this personally very important to us. You don’t have ... Read More »

Genesis of Twitter

I don’t particularly have anything against Twitter (we obviously have a feed of our own). However, am I the only one who sees Twitter as a step backwards in human communication? We had blogging, but then someone decided blogging was too wordy for the masses? Facebook was too personally involved? Twitter is, for the most part, like reading a poorly ... Read More »

I Need A Book

This strip stems from visiting the campus library and noticing almost no students are ever looking at books. The ones who are seem to be eying them suspiciously. Perhaps they’re contemplating uses other than reading? ↓ TranscriptLIBRARIAN: Hi, welcome to the library! How can I inform you today? TREY: I need a book. LIBRARIAN: We just got a wonderful book ... Read More »