crux n., pl. cruxes or cruces. 1. A crucial or vital moment; critical point. 2. The basic or essential thing. 3. A puzzling problem.
excerpted from — The American heritage dictionary of the english language (1981, ed. William Morris)
I need to make good on various informal low-stakes bets, so to speak. This is crux.
It'd be nice at this juncture to say something like Crux will be a kind of platform for versioned content management and social networking with distributed and decentralized governance but none of those kind of terms are quite right. Words fail me.
Story writers have a maxim: "Show, don't tell."
Crux to follow...