Botnets are zombie armies and other helpful analogies from Alphabet’s new Chrome extension


Google’s parent company is trying to make complex tech jargon easier to understand.

Alphabet’s Jigsaw group launched a new project called Sideways Dictionary, which uses wacky analogies to explain tech and cybersecurity jargon.

Meant to be a “platform for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas,” the project consists of a Chrome extension and website. When the Chrome extension is installed, words that have entries in the Sideways Dictionary are highlighted in blue. Hovering over them will show the relevant analogy. …

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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