Google cleaned up and simplified the AdSense payment console screen. Jenstar has a detailed blog entry on this topic. She also started a thread at WebmasterWorld, that has already grown to four pages.
Jenstar notes that "The thing that caught my eye the most is the "Payment Type: Check" when you click the payment details. Might just be a sign of future payment options to come." It makes sense for Google to try electronic payments, should save them some money.
The thread at WebmasterWorld has some funny but valid comments. One such comment was:
Made me smile at the mix of languages on mine
Payment Type: Check
Cheque Date: 25-Jan-2005