"In that sense, TED thinking is like a one-night stand with ideas. One night stands can be fun, and may sometimes even lead to something more - but they're not the great, worthy love affairs that change our lives. So I worry: TED thinking encourages something like an obsession with trivia - when it's the searing, painful, transformative experience of Big Love you and I should be aiming at."
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.