The Democrats and Republicans have been overrun by the bloggers and Twitterers.
The shape of journalism changes at each such major event (think Beijing Games).
A panel discussion in St. Paul organized by USC's Annenberg School of Communications this week didn't always laud the advancement.
Technology means the water-cooler discussion is all about what happened in the last second, one panelist asserted.
Which means, it's time to end this post and get on to the next talking point.