Many universities have sophisticated on-line systems for submitting coursework in electronic format and electronic repositories for research documents. Current research students will likely never submit a paper, book, or any other work on paper in their future career. However, many universities still require a doctoral thesis on paper. It is time the anachronism of the paper thesis was done away with. If universities need a paper copy of each thesis, they could contract with a company such as Lulu to print all documents.