a: Programming ~
b: raising a child

What: The link has a whole discussion of what are the most appropriate metaphors for computer programming.

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Mar 9 2014 2:23 PM

a: Programming in C on UNIX ~
b: welding


"Programming in C on UNIX or Windows systems is like welding. By contrast, I call Java the hot glue of the internet. A couple of college kids can quickly put a compelling demo together by painting over something else, like making a stage set, and that demo can often attract funding, and then real users, and then it all bogs down and gets slow and sticky or it falls apart. If you've ever hot-glued anything together, a month later you know what I mean"

Writer: Glenn Reid
Date: Mar 8 2014 12:26 PM

Green Venn Diagram

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.