"An engineer is like the ocean bottom creature that lives in the
vicinity of a vent that spews molten material from deep inside the earth. Stay too far away and you lack
warmth, energy and nutrients and do not evolve. Too close and you get scalded and die. Find the right niche and you are warmed and flooded with nutrients so that you grow and prosper."
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.