Friday, August 05, 2005

Give me an Arkansas Black

The Post has a really great story on the market forces that led to the generification and blandification of the Red Delicious apple. For any of you unfortunate enough to have eaten a red delicious in the last 15 years, this should be a good read. More importantly, the experience of the Red Delicious can be generalized to larger trends in our society like, say, the growth of the McMansion a la yesterday's rant. But, seeing as I'm busy at work, I'll have to leave that sort of bloviation to another time.