Gah! I’d like to apologize to anyone who received a ping of a very early draft version of this post, or had to suffer through that unfinished thought dump or any of the hurried revisions in between.
I’ll post the finished article in a little while.
I hit the publish button accidentally on my way to click the File menu in Windows Live Writer, and the thing published without warning. Time for a feature request – either warn before posting by default, or move the publish button to a less accident prone location.
Update: I posted the finished article.