Well, I suppose it had to happen: I may have made a mistake: A really alert reader emailed this afternoon (There's always the 'comment' option and I'm just a click or two away at firstname.lastname@example.org) to say that they were unable to get a google search to show the 138,000 hits I reported. In fact, this person was only getting about 30,000, and those boiled down to a few dozen on closer examination. I've re-run a few different searches and can't get anything close to my original number.
Sheesh, if you can't believe information posted on the internet on an anonymous blog, what CAN you believe? I'll keep tinkering but am worried that I actually made a mistake.