Yes, this thread may go the wayside of the Wasteland, but that is nothing new to me. With that admission, I've had just enough coke-and-a-smiles to make this brilliant declaration. I simply want to memorialize my brilliance. Let it be declared that this is the reason Apple hasn't released cut-and-paste... Yes, Apple makes mistakes. But not often. Rather, Apple works very hard not to mistakes. In fact, Apple works very, very hard to avert future mistakes and, even at a minimum, future-short-sightedness. Ergo [if that is how you spell that word], "cut-and-read." Any hack can make cut-and-paste. [No, I can't myself, but apparently it's nothing that can't be done by some dude going to college classes and sorority mixers.] So why, do we ask, why won't Apple roll out basic cut-and-paste, or copy-and-paste. Ask no further; Apple will roll out something that has - at a minimum - cut and/or copy-and-paste but, more importantly, give you a third option of highlighting the selected text and, whether it be form of a web page, an email, a word document, a text message, etc., and will r-e-a-d it to you so that you can continue driving, riding the train or whatever you are up to. Again, I've had a couple of cocktails, and almost expect to be sentenced to the Wasteland. I simply want credit when Steve emails MacRumors and says, who was the genius (no pun intended) who figured out my master plan, because I want him to be my successor. And with that, I wish everyone a good night.