Yep! Kinda like learning a second language... one usually translates what you hear into one's native language first, before it becomes familiar and common in your mind. I.E. "amigo" = "friend", and after awhile when the word amigo is said you no longer need to translate. I too started with Erector Sets, Lionel Trains, bike, cars, then electronics (where I finally understood "electron flow" to be like ping-pong balls in a pipe...) construction, HVAC, boilers, commercial systems, computerized call processing and finally support system computers. I was privileged to work as a developer and leader in providing support systems for the telephone industry with one being automatic call tracing. I would use "car analogies" to help others understand just what we were trying to do and how we need to do it. This backfired on me once when a programmer came back at me with... "Another car analogy... I'll give you a car analogy. My uncle worked on a Ford assembly line and found that a standard transmission was installed in a car set up for an automatic. Even one link was installed on the 2-3 shift rod... and there was no clutch! This is what this project of yours sounds like! HA!... I had to laugh... but he was right! We made it work anyway and the bottom line was we could trace a call BEFORE the line rang at the end! "Mechanics" are MY native language... and throughout my life I have translated almost everything I have done back to it in order for me to understand. I've never seen a downside and feel good and privileged to have been brought up that way.
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