[LMB] Imperfect food
howard at brazee.net
Thu Aug 18 04:48:34 BST 2016
I was at a pizza place the other day, noticing that the illustrations all made sure we knew that the pizzas weren’t perfect circles. It was a subtle reminder that the pizzas were hand-made.
We have seen cooking on Barrayar. But Barrayar is a special case. But we have seen such things as ugly vases elsewhere. In an advanced society, it should be possible to have “perfect” implementations of recipes and designs every time - if that’s what the customers want.
In Star Trek, people claimed to tell the difference between *real* wine and replicator wine (preferring the natural wine). I suspect that in such a society, that would be an illusion - unless the real wine was inferior.
What have we seen in the Vorkosiverse outside of Barrayar that shows that imperfect creations can be preferred?
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