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Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Needy metaphor

Here's my take on gifted needs. It's a bit like the Wonderbread vs. Pumpernickel debate. Nothing wrong with Wonderbread - it's got added nutrients and it's a perfect vehicle for peanut butter and jam. It's cheap, and it appeals to almost everyone. You can eat a lot of it before you get full.

Pumpernickel is a bit trickier to handle, and it's strong and meaty - an acquired taste, and you can only pair it with toppings that will rise to the challenge. Not many people would choose it, given the option. For those who do, it gives great rewards in complex tastes, textures, and aromas. You don't need as much to satisfy your hunger.

Everyone needs bread. But if the gifted don't get pumpernickel, they know they are missing out on something that a limitless supply of Wonderbread will never be able to offer.

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