Attempting to explain something complex in writing

Every bit of writing that attempts to explain something complex needs to be written at least twice.

It first needs to be written in a way that makes sense to us. This version will be logically sound – but, by necessity, it will be more detailed and comprehensive than it needs to be.

It then needs to be written in a way that is easy to consume. That will require us to put ourselves in the shoes of a reader, simplify dramatically, and solve for clarity over comprehensiveness.