Category: analogies

Analogies: Better Pocket Protectors
An analogy that speaks to the idea of containment, and the situations where containment is the main strategy versus a minimal part of a larger policy structure.

Healthcare is Jars of Jellybeans
Insurance functions on risk pools. Think of this as the old jar of jellybeans, where you guess how many of each type are in there. In this case, each person pays to put their jellybean in a jar. There are all kinds of jellybeans, and insurers pay the sum of what’s in each jar, using…

The Doer, the Writer, and the Reader
Explaining the three branches of government in the USA.

Analogies for Tech: The Web as Houses
I am examining potential analogies for explaining technology of various sorts to laypersons in the hopes they will grasp the relationships of the world they use every day. Today’s analogy is how building a web page is like building a house.