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Advice worth repeating

Tim Bray’s Laws of Explanation:

The First Law

When you’re explaining something to somebody and they don’t get it, that’s not their problem, it’s your problem.

The Second Law

When someone’s explaining something to you and you’re not getting it, it’s not your problem, it’s their problem.

This is Advice worth repeating by Simon Willison, posted on 15th January 2004.

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