Usually, the response I get is a variant of "huh?" (although one person did actually respond "oh yeah, that's what I thought" and then that person turned and walked straight into a wall).
Of course, one of the best ways to really describe something is to actually SHOW it, rather than try to describe it. So do you want to see something cool?
Adobe has just released an Apollo RIA that allows you to access kuler (the online web community around color). To use it, you must have the Apollo runtime installed (currently in Alpha). If you're familiar with Widgets in Mac OS X's Dashboard, or Gadgets in Windows Vista, an RIA is similar in some ways, only it runs right on your desktop (not within a shell like Dashboard for example). RIA's are also cross-platform, so by definition, the Apollo kuler app works on both Mac and Windows.
RIAs can be developed in a variety of ways and can take any shape, which is certainly evident when you see the Apollo kuler app.
What's exciting about all of this is that Apollo is only in Alpha -- can't wait to see what the future holds in this regard, and what other cool apps we'll be seeing!