"The machine spindle is like an elephant's trunk – the part that the elephant does all its work with. If you under-utilize the machine spindle, you have a white-elephant situation !"
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.