From the August 15 issue of the Reno Gazette-Journal, the following headline:

Nigerian families pass on culture

Yeah. The mental pictures are kind of good on that one.

On a better note, word of a decision I hope will prove a harbinger of things to come: Wired News will no longer capitalize the word internet. Nor the words net or web, for that matter. Yay. Capitalizing the word internet is like some writer 100 years ago capitalizing electricity. There’s no point to that capital letter beyond a sign that it’s something strange and new and possibly dangerous. How long it’ll take Major Publication to come to the same conclusion is another question entirely: with a battleship of that size, sudden stops and turns are well beyond them. But it is a sign of hope nonetheless.