Analogy

Explaining technology as a story - DHCP

When people ask me something technical, I frequently find it useful to tell the basics as a story or an analogy. Obviously all these stories have limitations to how accurate they can get, but it’s surprising how well it gets people to understand what you mean. So this post is part of a series of “explaining technology as a story” DHCP For a machine to be able to talk over IP it, naturally, needs an IP address.

Explaining technology as a story - DNS

When people ask me something technical, I frequently find it useful to tell the basics as a story or an analogy. Obviously all these stories have limitations to how accurate they can get, but it’s surprising how well it gets people to understand what you mean. So this post is part of a series of “explaining technology as a story” DNS The internet basically runs on numbers (either IPv4 or IPv6).

Explaining technology as a story - Routing

When people ask me something technical, I frequently find it useful to tell the basics as a story or an analogy. Obviously all these stories have limitations to how accurate they can get, but it’s surprising how well it gets people to understand what you mean. So this post is part of a series of “explaining technology as a story” Routing Far too frequently there are internet routing issues. Sometimes it gets bad that a large fraction of people can’t work (e.