15 mar. 2006
The NCAA tournament is replete with the poetic function. We have alliteration: March Madness, Final Four, Elite Eight, Sweet Sixteen. Metaphor and pun (big dance, sweet sixteen). Neologism: bracketology. It's an amateur's delight, since few of us know more than a few teams in any detail. It has uncertainty and chance, which is always an inherently poetic quality, and is inherently *arguable.* The idea that it reduces "productivity" is certainly absurd. Such an infusion of poetry into the workplace can only have beneficial effects.