"Basically, you can do what you like with pasta, starting with the wheat and water and ending with the cooked meal. At each stage, you have the choice of whether you want to pay someone else to do something or not. Someone else can make the pasta for you. Sell you a machine to make pasta. Write a book and tell you how to make the pasta. Or the meal itself. Someone else can cook it for you, amateur or professional. There are a million ways people can participate in the design, making, cooking and eating of pasta, a million ways people can make money with pasta.
Wonderful, isn’t it? The freedom and creativity that has given us over 1300 types of pasta over centuries, shared and enjoyed by billions.
But you know something? It would take very little to screw all this up, to make a complete codswallop out of pasta. Imagine this scenario:"
Too horrible to continue. Go read.
"Step 7: And so the pasta “bandit” is born. And over time, five thousand years of eating pasta comes to a halt."
- On pasta and music and copyright – confused of calcutta (view on Google Sidewiki)