METAPHOR is working on the Matchbook collection:
They all came out today, pulled out with ruthless disinterest for his project, subject to another collector’s triage, resorted or discarded. Fourteen passes of the scanner, a device he might have read about in science fiction; fourteen files with 11 matchbooks each, waiting their turn in the queue for the Museum.
And has another interesting thought:
Perhaps in 100 years someone will use these scanned items to stock the holodeck, and write up a little article about the source material, note how the picture were fed into the quantum-imaging system – a device he might have read about in science fiction.
Experience teaches that the magic of tomorrow is the promise it holds. A bit of sadness lurks in the idea that tomorrow never comes, for it is always the next day, and we may never see the next day. But somehow the magic continues to bleed through to today.