Doesn’t it feel good when something you envision actually comes to life?

A couple of years ago I wrote about how a group of high school students near Dell’s headquarters in Texas took on the challenge to design the library of the future.

An elementary student works on a Dell laptop in his school library

At that time I noted how the students were happy to hear that their hard work – which was completely volunteer and did not earn a grade – was being taken seriously by business, community and school leaders.

So seriously, in fact, that it has now become a reality.

“The first time we walked in it looked more real than anything, like, this is what I designed. This is what came to life,” one of the students remarked.