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Taking this to the next level: I come across people all the time that put tremendous effort into building similes for... everything. Not every concept needs an analogy to be understood if we can explain things using correct and simple language.



Analogizing computing actions has become something of a trope. Doing so poorly has become a running gag.


    > Not every concept needs an analogy to be understood if we
    > can explain things using correct and simple language.
That's a pretty big linguistic 'if', actually... how do you come to understand the 'correct and simple language' in the first place?





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