Quantum computing and information, with its anticipated impact on the technological world, has brought with it a flood of research. Some of the ideas and results from this research border on the esoteric if not downright strange, sometimes even for the practitioners of the trade. Growing too is the number of people who want to know what it all means, how to interpret it, and perhaps apply it. Let’s say someone has acquainted themselves with the axioms of quantum mechanics and some basic mathematics. How do they then think about these seemingly distant ideas and results, understand them and, maybe, even critique them or take them further? This blog is an attempt at that.