On our website, we invite every visitor to ask us questions. Generally, these questions are about SCORM or something eLearning related. Sometimes, though, they aren’t. These questions, sometimes, are among my favorites…

When you, our peeps, come up with some great questions, we’ll share them… So, challenge us.

Dale, from Appleton, WI, asks this… (OK, he may not really be from Appleton, but Casey Kasam would want it this way…)

“On the topic of appropriate sides for schnitzel, the answer is always potatoes. The question is the preparation: fried, mashed, or potato salad?”

First, and most importantly, my mom says…

“False! Schnitzel is always eaten with spaetzle!”

And, it seems, my mom is right. auntcy1, a commenter on America’s Test Kitchen considers the spaetzle a given. From there, though, the consideration of potatoes comes into play.

Potato salad, it seems, is worth dismissing because my wife, the foody, simply doesn’t like it. When you’ve grown up in a house full of women, you understand fully that when your wife says no, off you go.

So, that leaves us mashed and fried. For this one, I’ll take the initiative and say… the answer is fried. Quite simply, a potato that crunches is better than one that doesn’t.

I invite you all to argue, if you like, provided you understand that if you choose something other than fried, you’re just plain wrong.

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.