a: Information ~
What: I like the analogy. Information and food, as measured in ($/bytes) or ($/calories),are as inexpensive as ever. The problem is that the quality of the information is variable like food. All bytes and calories are NOT created equal. One page of Gettysburg address
is quite different than 1 page of magazine print. Likewise 1000 calories or Fish Oil is
much better for you than 1000 calories of bacon lard.Although the bacon lard does taste
Writer: Alan Jacobs
Date: Jan 25 2010 6:03 AM
The Madoffs Meet Sophocles
a: Mark Madoff ~
b: a Greek tragedy
What: "The suicide of Mark Madoff is like a Greek tragedy where the pain would course through families, and the sons would pay for the sins of their fathers."
Writer: Gail Collins
Date: Mar 1 2011 1:13 AM
a: Metaphors ~
What: This is a list of word associations that could turn into metaphors. The phrases are stated as identities, not as un-literal statements. Literal phrasing helps clarify the implied association in un-literal statements.
Writer: George Lakoff Univer
Date: May 28 2011 12:18 AM
Writing Retreats As Navigation Points....
a: Retreat ~
b: navigational points on a map
What: "Retreats are like navigational points on a map, or lighthouses. The writing exercises are an antidote to the fear that if I really sat down to write, there would be nothing there."
Writer: Caroline Donahue
Date: May 30 2011 2:40 AM
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.
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