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re: I agree with your last statement. My point was that many of the "like I am five" explanations do a poorer job of teaching the concept by sticking o...
 

Did you think it was literal, as if someone was going to explain a programming concept to a five year old child?

There are a number of people who do take it literally. Sometimes it's a harmless conceit; other times it leads to tortured metaphors which do a markedly worse job of furthering the asker's understanding of the topic than does a simple but still-technical breakdown taking for granted a minimal shared understanding of the context.

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