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Laws of Explanation

Tim Bray: When you’re explaining something to somebody and they don’t get it, that’s not their problem, it’s your problem; When someone’s explaining something to you and you’re not getting it, it’s not your problem, it’s their problem

Instant classic.  Added to my favorites.


A similar and fun book is Unwritten Laws.

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Posted by DeanG at

This reminds me the old EE saying: "the theory of communication is about receiving, not sending".

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Tim Bray : When you... [more]

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I only hope you're never going to on the wrong end of a support hot-line :-)

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Wednesday, 01/14/04 11:14 PM

Muslim Wakeup on Fast-Food Islam.  Or why Wahabism is the McDonalds of religion.  Interesting stuff, I learned a lot from this article.  [ via BigWig, in a post titled "Ronald McJihad" ] CNN: Supreme Court takes up air and water...

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I don't get it ;-)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 11:14 PM

Sam Ruby quotes Tim Bray:  "When you're explaining something to somebody and they don't get it, that’s not their problem, it’s your problem... [more]

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