Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Momofuku Ando

Since everyone I know is addicted to the New York Times, I'm sure you all have seen this. But if, for some reason, you haven't read the Jan. 9, 2007 editorial (hurry, before it leaves the free site) in appreciation of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen, you should. The finest two lines are the last (written by Lawrence Downes):

Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give him ramen noodles, and you don’t have to teach him anything.

Somewhere, Jorge Cham is kicking himself for not thinking of those sentences first.

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