But then he went further and asked me to put my money where my mouth was and prove that a potentially complex idea really can be made more clear through a picture. He pointed me towards Alltop (one of his many brilliant online tools) and asked me to come up with a simple visual explanation of what it does.
My final analysis:
Alltop helps you find your nuggets.
We're both happy with the result. That's the best reaction any picture can generate: smiles of comprehension!