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The Hill Card

December 10, 2007   I think the Hill Card is a great idea. Why? Because eventually, these little babies will be able to open locked doors, do our laundry for us, and give us back massages--plus, "The Hill Card will offer more convenience as new features are added throughout the Spring 2008 semester." What could lie in store for us lucky Hamiltonians? In what exciting ways will our lives at Hamilton become more convenient through these "new features"?

The biggest thing is, I foresee the Hill Card quickly becoming my best friend. Sure, right off the bat, we're going to be able to balance our account online; in a few months, though, I think my Hill Card will be able to talk to me and tell me when he's running low. Then it's only a matter of time until he learns that I love Opus coffee, and PaperMate pens, and Audrey Hepburn movies. We can talk about my favorite sports teams (Packers, Blackhawks, White Sox, Brewers), watch funny YouTube videos together... I can really see us becoming fast friends.

It'll be like my Carnegie double is a quad: My roommate, our Hill Cards and I will just be hanging out, having fun, doing cool stuff... all the time. Like that, except two of my roommates don't make any mess, and never eat someone else's food. Also, I'll never have to deal with misplacing my meal card again, because it would be like misplacing your best friend, which doesn't happen.

It's going to be a brave new world with the Hill Card. Who knows what innovations will come next? They could have a button that converts it to a frisbee, or a basketball. It could even valet my car for me someday. The possibilities are literally endless. And while I can't say for sure that my card will be able to tell me about a great book he recently read, I do know that come January 13, he will definitely say one thing about me: "Little Pub Accepted."