Follow that Comma!

I was just looking up a James Boyle article to cite it when I noticed something funny about the title:

Cruel, Mean, or Lavish? Economic Analysis, Price Discrimination and Digital Intellectual Property

Notice that? There’s an Oxford comma in the first part of the title, but not in the second.

I learn something every day. No, I don’t, but today I did. I had never heard the term “Oxford comma” before, but I now know what it is, and I know I despise its use, perhaps not as much as my oldest daughter (the doctor!) hates the overuse of exclamaton points, but close.