Similarly, I don't care nearly as much about the automation or lack thereof as I do about the quality of the product. So far, the fully automated ("super-automatic") espresso machines and pod coffee I have tasted produced an inferior product. However, I have no doubt that a properly managed supply and production chain could change this. It just hasn't, yet.
posted by apathy at 5:36 on January 11 [+] [!]
Blindness, far from making tests fair, actually robs us of knowledge of what is most important, while perpetuating the illusion that all that really matters is how it feels or seems at the moment of consumption.
There is no perfect pasta sauce: there are only perfect pasta sauces!
... We all take variability and niche markets for granted these days, but back in the 70's and 80's, the American food industry was obsessed with the so-called platonic dish - a perfect and universal way to serve a food.
Long-term use of acetaminophen in recommended doses has not been shown to be harmful to the liver, even when combined with moderate (about one alcoholic beverage per day) alcohol consumption.
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