I don't remember seeing much on line about the last papal conclave. But today, I got back from my last class of the day, looked at effbee, and saw that someone had posted that there was a new pope, pulled up the BBC website, and saw the live announcement.
It's amazing, isn't it, that I could watch that from halfway around the world, with as much ease as anything.
I have the same sense of awe when I watch a bike race streaming (I pay for a subscription thingy).
Okay, back to grading.
(One last thing: I was surprised that I could sort of make out the basics of the Latin. And I liked that he spoke in Italian. That seemed friendly and pastoral, and I mean pastoral in a positive sense. And, I could get some of the Italian, too. Is that from a summer spent learning to read Italian, or from listening to bike races in Italian?)