Notes: Explainology

Wednesday 9 November 2011, 10.00am HKT

Very difficult to explain

(Photo: kodachrome65/Flickr)

Knacker’s Log, undated:

Don’t sign. Don’t decide. Don’t rep. Do nothing until and unless you’ve understood everything.


When you can explain the stuff to yourself (or mum) without having to use the original’s language.

There’s no other way to do it — so just do it this way.

Explain. Don’t talk “-ology.” Talking in legalese, chemistryish, biologyese, sociologyspeak, etc, is not the same as explaining.

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2 Responses to “Notes: Explainology”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    What? You want people to actually know what they are talking about, and how to talk, as well? Horrors!


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