"You don't give everything at your first meeting."
"Consulting is like taking a core sample - they don't know where they're going to be," Sampson said. "They have to combine everything they've learned - little bits and pieces - in a new way to handle a problem."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.