Accuracy vs Clarity

Beekey Cheung on May 28, 2017

It often feels like accuracy should be the most important thing when conveying information. Why wouldn’t it be? What’s the point of explaining so... [Read Full]
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That's a good thought and reminds me of an interview I once had. The interview was for a technical position but one of the people interviewing me was totally non-technical. At some point, I had referenced github a few times -- and the person finally threw her hands up and said "I need to ask you a dumb question. I hear people talk about github all the time but I have no idea what it is. Can you please explain it to me?"

I asked her if she knew what version control meant and when she said no, the best I could do was say 'github is google drive for developers. it lets you keep all previous versions of code and collaborate with others.'

 

That's a really good way to describe github. Google's office products have been a boon for me when coming up with descriptions. I use it to describe concurrency a lot :)

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