Brad writes in to note that Scholar now appears as a link on the Google homepage. He's not seeing it on his screen at home, so there's a possibility that Google is singling out users coming from known .edu's. (Or maybe not.)
Wherein a librarian tracks a paradigm shift. Love it or hate it, the effect will be profound. Have any news, tips, tricks to pass along or think you might be interesting in posting here? tsondermann (at) gmail.