Reading this story in the latest Economist reminded me of the old Heinlein short story “-We Also Walk Dogs”. Both efficiently separate the rich from their money – RAH also throws in an intergalactic conference on the Moon.
Got an email from Dr Weil re wasabi. I like it on sushi, but his article scoffs at US store-bought wasabi – as it is really wasabi, horseradish and coloring. The real stuff is the superfine ground root, like horseradish.
He tried growing it, and it looked cool. Maybe I can do this. Head over to the website. 1 lb of plants = $100. Yow. Looks like I won’t be growing this anytime soon. Sigh.