Bulb went *pfft!* on the scanner this evening. It's a 12" 8-watt flourescent "day lamp," probably the sort of thing you see in greenhouses and desk lamps all the time, but Home Depot didn't have any, and Laurie's searches of other sources haven't been successful so far.
However, I am not going to get bothered by something like that. If we can put up with transmissions going *pfft* and insane clients at work and parental abuse, we can certainly deal with a dead scanner. I may just toddle on over to Micro Center and buy a whole new one on general principle!
Let's face it, on the scale of life's tragedies, this barely even bats an eyelash.