[Ubuntu-be] document freedom day

Christophe Vandeplas christophe at vandeplas.com
Tue Feb 26 12:59:14 GMT 2008

On 2/26/08, .: liezie :. <liese.devos at gmail.com> wrote:
> I often use the analogy with cars when I want to explain geek things to
> non-geek people.
> It is a usefull analogy that works most of the time very well.
> In this example I would compare it with the "car-radio standards" which
> allow me to "just" buy a radio in any shop, because - due to these standards
> - the sizes and cables will fit, no matter the brand. I would then compare
> to windscreenwipers to explain the non-standard approach where you have to
> write down your brand and type of car, and check a big catalogue in the shop
> to make sure that you buy the correct wiper.

Comparisons like this are indeed something that helps 'normal people'
to understand complicated things.

It's really difficult for IT people to do this, but if you have good
stories (like Lieze) don't hesitate to tell them to your fellow


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