A brief technical note: Tuned In has been upgraded to a new version of its publishing platform–which apparently has a much stronger breed of hamster turning the little wheel that powers it–and as part of the change, we’re now requiring that you register before commenting. I know this is a pain in the ass–it was when I had to register to comment myself a few hours ago. But I did it, it took mere seconds, and so far no one has stolen my identity or charged anything on my credit cards.
In exchange for this minor inconvenience, the new software promises much more robust protection from the massive spam attacks of late. My apologies, therefore, to those of you who read Tuned In mainly for the penis-enlargement offers.