Hansel and Gretel started something on the way to the witch's candy cottage. A quick Google search for "trail of crumbs" or "breadcrumb trail" gives all sorts of interesting results.
I'll admit to having a major soft spot for fairytales -- enough to track down some info on Widipedia. Turns out The Brother's Grimm didn't write Hansel and Gretel, but spread a story that traces its roots as far back as the Great Famine in the medieval days of 1315. Wikipedia even gives the story a fairly thorough analysis -- including all sorts of appropriately gory details.
But all that aside, I'll leave it up to you to figure out what (or who?) the trail is leading to (or from?) here...
Add your caption in the comments field below and we'll put them all to a vote at the end of June. The winner gets a color cartoon from Daniel Guidera with his/her caption in place!
This one has my vote for bets caption. However, I think I would rephrase it slightly because I don't see the value in using arbitrary character names. How about something like:
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor's voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine's load behavior to protect mechanical components.
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