Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
And the new pope is....
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, age 76, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who is now styled Pope Francis. A dark horse!
He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. The TV talking heads say he is, relatively speaking, a reformer, though I'm not sure what that means in real terms. I guess we'll find out. And with that, I'm off to lunch.