Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clear as mud

Textbooks exist to explain and clarify concepts in a lucid, straightforward and sober style, right? Not always. Having been alerted to this site, I'm now going to keep my eyes peeled for more suitable examples during the course of the day job. You'd be amazed at how many academics manage to complicate things unnecessarily even while claiming to be simplifying them or choose bizarre examples and analogies in attempting to illustrate their points. You'd also be amazed at how many throw words at the page like monkeys throwing shit against a wall, haphazardly and in the hope that some stick...

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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