Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:06 PM
A friend of mine recently emailed me the link to a radio show that cleared the whole mess up. in fact, I now understand, with "crystal clarity", exactly what happened, thanks to this broadcast. The show was an edition of "This American Life" on NPR. I've been sharing the link with everyone.
For safety sake, I replaced the usual "tt" in http with "xx". If you're confused about that, just paste the link in your address bar and replace the "xx" with "tt".
Hope this is as enlightening to others as it has been to me.