Visions present a fascinating and occasionally troublesome proposition. How do we explain a vision for something new to someone else? How do we accurately transpose the shining architecture in our heads into somebody else’s mind? How do we do it without spending hours using words that fail to convey the heart of the vision?
When I explain DAV to a technologist, or a researcher, or a businessperson, I have to tailor my language to their frame of reference — this is good comms practice after all, and I usually succeed at my task to a varyingly acceptable degree. But some fraction of the time I’ll be talking for 15 minutes with little success and then say one thing that suddenly sets off a lightbulb for the listener, and they reply “Oh NOW I get it! Why did you wait until now to say that?”
I do have a long-ish way of explaining the DAV vision to others, but I’d be very interested in learning about what you say to describe the vision. So please share, and let us know what kind of success you’ve had. You never know, you may have the one most brilliant way to explain DAV to newcomers!