In other news, the people have spoken, by not speaking, and I'm prepared to declare the balog all but over. I say "all but," because there is one guy back in my control center who keeps insisting that there are still countless readers out there who have yet to be heard from. I think he was just trying to be nice. That guy has a history of unfounded optimism, but I haven't had the heart to let him go after all that time he spent waiting in line to get me my copy of Chinese Democracy on its release date.
Closing up shop is a process. Until completion, it's open.