The New York Times published a story about the electronic bugle phenomenon (where a conical device place in a bugle plays a digital version of taps at military funerals) this morning. "After a six-month trial involving more than 1,000 funerals in Missouri, the Pentagon announced this month that the device, known as a ceremonial bugler, could be used across the world at military funerals for which a human bugler is not available," according to the story. Read more (registration required).