“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” -Albert Einstein
Some say that it was Einstein who said that – some say that it wasn’t and that the source is unknown. Well, it actually doesn’t matter – I like the idea behind that quote: you should be able to simplify and metaphorize something so well, that anyone can understand it. Here is my shot at this goal:
“You see, computer systems are like people. Each of them has their own important professions that others can’t do. Imagine a workplace full of professionals. Imagine that all of them have different native languages. Like a language translator, that makes people with different languages understand each other, EAI makes different computer systems understand each other.”
Write a reply if you can come up with alternative or even better simplified explanation.
Here is more technical description of Enterprise application integration.