A tidy arrangement
by Regis Boff
Women neither invent nor love machines. If you put a woman in a garden, she will grow what she needs—enough zucchini to feed her family, for instance. A man in that same garden will concoct a harvester to pick the vegetables in a number that the garden will allow. He can’t abide by just a few zucchini. She doesn’t have the time or inclinations for abundance—a tidy arrangement.