Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sideways Dictionary uses hilarious analogies to explain boring tech terms

It might not be as useful as the popular Merriam-Webster or your favorite slang companion Urban Dictionary, but but this new dictionary is by far the most entertaining technology lexicon I have come across so far. As it says on its website, Sideways Dictionary is “like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions” – which is actually a lot more amusing (and much less useless) than it sounds. The project focuses exclusively on providing explanations and analogies for often misunderstood or little known technology terms, like ‘access control list,’ ‘botnet’ and ‘backdoor.’ Here’s how the tool sums up the meaning of ‘botnet’…

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