The world's on its way, whistling along for the handbasket ride... but it took me a while to realize it. That moment came to me with crystalline clarity one day. A few folk may remember when I posted about attending my friend's Big Fat Geek Wedding. Held at a comic convention. In costume. Believe it or not, it wasn't then that I realized it. No, that time came afterward, when I left the home-based reception. To announce that I was departing, I stood up and said aloud, tongue firmly in cheek, "Well, I have to go home and blog this." And then the moment came as I realized that no one thought I was being sarcastic. Even I, as some one who believes in the world-changing power of blogs and has fallen so far as to "tweet" via phone, knew that was a sign of our inevitable doom. When did you realize?