As do I. Reaching that state isn’t always easy. I used to be better at it but as I started acquiring knowledge that was more and more detailed, it became harder and harder and takes longer and longer for me to reach the point where I can explain it simply enough and – what I often find is – the additional research leads me back to things I’d said more simply in the past anyway. But this fills in gaps and allows me to answer more technical questions that once upon a time were beyond me.

As do I. Reaching that state isn’t always easy. I used to be better at it but as I started acquiring knowledge that was more and more detailed, it became harder and harder and takes longer and longer for me to reach the point where I can explain it simply enough and – what I often find is – the additional research leads me back to things I’d said more simply in the past anyway.
But this fills in gaps and allows me to answer more technical questions that once upon a time were beyond me.
Clickbait has been around longer than youtube video titles but the art of headline writing definitely reached a “how to attract” pinnacle to absurd degrees with youtube titles.
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True. Children are becoming experts at clickbait title making too. There is a clear formula to follow that draws people in and as little 8-12 year olds wanting nothing more than to be a youtube star, they get lots of practice at it.
The issue happens when the formula loses its magic and the formula has to change. That’s when skill returns.
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It’s natural. When I was 8 years old, I had a cassette recorder. This was before the internet was available to regular people: I didn’t hear about online until I was 12 and saw WarGames and was instantly hooked on the idea.
But 8, i had this magic cassette recorder. And I wanted to share. Mind you, I didn’t want to share on stage in front of people — I had to do a LOT OF THAT in piano performances. — I wanted to share from the comfort of my own house.
So, for example: here I am at 8 years old wanting to share “the Snowflake song” that I made up.
However, it took DECADES for the point to be reached where 8 year old me could get a proper audience for this song.
So, now he’s validated. He gots the audience he knew he wanted.

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