Learn How to Say it Sideways

Sideways logoIf you feel you’re at all tech-challenged when it comes to understanding concepts like “two-factor authentication,” “APIs,” or “Blockchain,” you might appreciate the¬†Sideways Dictionary, created by The Washington Post and Jigsaw.

From the website:

“Sideways dictionary is like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technology. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.”

Unlike typical definitions, many of the analogies also help you understand the implications of concepts like AdBlocking and doxing. Spend some time browsing through the analogies and you’ll be able to wrap your head around concepts you’re more and more likely to encounter in our tech-centric world:


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