November 29, 2010

About food, but perhaps applicable elsewhere

[Lawrance Timothy] Ryan listed the four criteria that define greatness in any artist:
  • They are excellent craftsmen.
  • They are innovators—they do something that no one has done before.
  • They are “on trend,” as he put it—their innovations are perceived to be of value; people buy their stuff; they aren’t tragic and misunderstood, appreciated for their innovations after they’re dead.
  • They are influential—others begin to do what they started.

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