We’re just a couple MLIS students currently at the University of Washington, but soon to be hitting the work world. We’re interested in new ideas for making our way in this world of information. Ideas? Questions? Jobs? You can contact Kathleen at “kathleen dot oninformation at gmail dot com” and Tim at “tim dot oninformation at gmail dot com.”

As for the blog title —

The phrase when cars will run on information was born back when we were first-quarter, first-year MLIS students. Phil Edwards, one of our favorite lecturers, was trying to guide our brainstorming session on the future of library services. He directed us toward long-range thinking, suggesting: “You know, way in the future, like when cars will run on information.”

His quickie example has resonated with us for more than a year. It nicely captures our feelings around information, service, and really innovative ideas (admit it, filling up with info would be pretty cool!) all in one little phrase. What better tribute to this spark than to keep the phrase alive here? Thanks Phil.

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