Culture of Clear Explanation”

Robin Sloan writes about deep-learning-assisted-writing, and captures something I’ve been thinking about for a long time:

That’s all buoyed by a strong (recent?) culture of clear explanation. My excited friend claims this has been as crucial to deep learning’s rise as the (more commonly-discussed) availability of fast GPUs and large datasets. Having benefited from that culture myself, it seems to me like a reasonable argument, and an important thing to recognize.

You could argue that the web itself could not have happened without a culture of clear explanation (supplemented greatly by View Source).

It’s why I believe so passionately in the obligation to explain.