|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
Re: Re: Re: Re: Second rate programmers and my confessionby davis (Vicar)
|on Jun 06, 2002 at 11:33 UTC||Need Help??|
I agree: to quote Einstein: "If you can't explain something to a six year-old, you don't understand it yourself". Even though most of us (here) are reasonably technically proficient, I think (huge generalization coming up) that even we find it easier to understand things that are written in a natural language - after all, natural language is the tool we use every day.
One of the arts of communication is tailoring your output to the audiences' level of comprehension - if you're talking to your non-programmer manager, you'd hopefully use language that he/she could understand. Trying to "blind with science" tends to make you appear arrogant, and will often alienate your audience. If that audience has some influence on your wage-packet, I'd watch out.
As programmers, we generally have a higher level of technical knowledge than the average (customer, user, individual), but giving descriptions in "user-language" actively helps your ability to communicate.
My 2 cents, take with the appropriate quantity of sodium chloride.
Is this going out live?
No, Homer, very few cartoons are broadcast live - it's a terrible strain on the animator's wrist