Imagine that you have the chance
to earn a large sum of money by carefully following a set of
instructions. There is just one problem, they are written in a
language you cannot read. After searching around you find two
translators who are willing to help you in this endeavor. The first
will translate the words as directly as possible from the first
language to yours. It will be up to you to read the result carefully
and follow it.
The second translator will go one
step further and render a translation which describes his best
understanding of how the author wanted you to carry out the
instructions. Written as a paraphrase, it will be easy to read and
follow. There is just one catch, you have to trust that his
understanding of how it should be done agrees with what the author
intended, or you will fail and end up with nothing!