The times, they are a changing

I'm blogging from NPR headquarters tonight, at least until I leave to go be on BBC World Radio around 10 PM EST.  I'm struck by how different it is to cover the election from just four years ago.  Four years ago, I was watching CNN, compulsively refreshing blogs, digging into Florida returns on the website.  This time around, it's all RSS and Twitter; the news is coming even faster than what seemed then like amazing speeds.  In 2012, presumably we'll be using direct brain links--or smoke signals.