Often lay people see your work as simple or almost magic like, simply lacking understanding & the arduous work and dedication that goes into it, likely it's experience gathered through the years by hands-on, often your explanations are straight and direct(which deceived its complexity) Do you agree?Dernyn (JD)
Yes, I prefer to say things concisely as I said. This might stem from writing Wikipedia articles, where you're supposed to link to other articles, so that the reader can follow for more information, and not necessarily explain them in the same text.
Somehow the popular image of a 'hacker' has a lot in common with that of a witch or wizard. And people seem to enjoy it - I've gotten such comments on my talks as 'It was very exciting, although I didn't understand anything'.