In our country with its great distances between the agricultural areas and the cities that consume what’s grown, the tomato has been re-engineered. To survive long bumpy roads and the weeks required for transportation a thick-skinned heartier variety was designed with not a lot of flavor. Good enough. As a finishing touch, the tomato’s color has been designed a bright red regardless of ripeness.
The goal, of course, is to serve a decent product to the greatest number of people.
Something good enough.
In the same vein, consumer audio systems have been developed that are good enough. Good enough to play music at a level that keeps the majority of buyers happy. Decent bass, good highs, affordable.
High-end audio and good-tasting tomatoes are the exceptions, not the norm.
We know and appreciate the difference.
It’s what makes us who we are.