Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Explaining How The Internet Works To Family And Friends

A couple of weeks ago my wife and daughter were watching a movie on our Roku when stuff started to not work.  When I came into the room my wife asked me to explain how the Internet works.

Now, whenever someone ask me to explain something technical, I’m always a bit nervous.  The problem is, how do I explain this in a way that the person asking me can understand, giving them just enough to satisfy the question they are really asking, and yet give them a mostly accurate answer?  The problem with explaining stuff to someone who knows less than you about the subject is either that you end up  giving them way more information than they want or you give them too little information because you know it so well.  I’m sure most of my writing on this blog suffers from this very same issue.… Read the rest

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