I can continue trying to explain these concepts to you, draw my little pictures, employ my weird (often pop-culture drenched) analogies… all to get you closer to understanding these concepts.
Or, you can just admit (and hopefully be okay with) the very strong possibility that you may never really understand.
But, also, realize that it’s not about you… it’s not about you understanding.
That spending time on trying to have you understand, so you can approve, has delay and hurt us for SO MANY YEARS. We can’t afford that time any more.
Please know that you have a very important role here, but trying to be the visionary when you don’t understand is not that role.
Take that leap of faith by putting your trust in the people who are just as passionate, concerned, obsessed about journalism as you are… trust those “Web people.”
While this is my favorite part, please read the entire post by @webjournalist. I’m glad someone finally came out and said it. Others have of course said it as well. But this kind of crystallized it perfectly.