"I just don't want to end up like Katie Couric. I want people to take me seriously." Source here.
Megan McArdle ends this post with an observation made at Pun Salad dozens of times:
By the way: we really do live in miraculous times.Her example miracle du jour is the sale of non-DRM MP3s at Amazon.
The Pun Salad position on this: Fine, but no miracle. I'd upgrade to "miracle" status if they were selling the 17-minute version of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" for 99 cents. Instead, it's pretty much the same as iTunes: you can get the 3:01 version from K-Tel's Days of Flower Power album. Please. This is like reading the Classic Comics version of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment instead of the book.