I'm home again, and (as always) exhausted, and so this will be short.
But I thought I'd share a tiny little non-news-note from what used to be the future:
One of my favorite undergrad connections reports that his chemistry professor applied a heuristic program to the results of an online chemistry test and, as a result of its comparison of the timing of the posting of the answers, the eighty students who gathered in the library to take the test collectively were all given a flat 0.
Online tests! Heuristic programs! Cheating students penalized a full grade rather than being kicked out of class! This is how the future arrives . . . not in an armada of flying saucers that suddenly appear over Washington, D.C., but in the middle of the night, when you turn over in bed and come face to face with a cyborg. Or your transsexual spouse. Or . . .