Sideways Dictionary


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Google's parent company has a side project that collects analogies to explain tech concepts https://t.co/EXXbRO9zMA

Google's parent company has a side project that collects analogies to explain tech concepts https://t.co/EXXbRO9zMA

— Cory Chainsman (@corychainsman) March 27, 2017
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13 hours ago by corychainsman
definition by analogy
dictionary  reference 
17 hours ago by markhurst
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
dictionary  language  reference  technology  analogy  tech  terms  vocabulary 
20 hours ago by nununo
This side project by The Washington Post is like a dictionary, but with analogies instead of definitions. They liken tech terms like APIs to "the connectors on the back of your TV," so the rest of us normies can understand them. Seriously, spend 5 minutes here to entertain/educate yaself.
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3 days ago by eaconley
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
resources  technology  dictionary  reference  tech 
5 days ago by jdaysy
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
5 days ago by trvr
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
dictionary  handywebservices  tech 
5 days ago by procload
"It's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies"
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6 days ago by elq
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
dictionary  analogy 
6 days ago by blurback
huh! a (basically) metaphorical explainer repository for tech terms. neat. h/t
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6 days ago by charisse
huh! a (basically) metaphorical explainer repository for tech terms. neat. h/t
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6 days ago by freerange_inc
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
6 days ago by creditcardnumber
Definitions of computer terms
vocabulary  computing 
7 days ago by wilsond
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
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7 days ago by lenciel
The coolest thing from 's latest is Sideways Dictionary. Great geek-to-non-geek tool.
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8 days ago by brandonuttley
RT : "it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions [for tech stuff]."
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8 days ago by noahsussman
"it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions [for tech stuff]."
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9 days ago by tometaxu
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
11 days ago by alviss
Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
development  reference  dictionary  glossary  definitions 
12 days ago by richardsison
Accessible and understandable analogies for tech concepts, from the basic to the more complex. A project by The Washington Post and Google's Jigsaw, the Sideways dictionary aims to widen general understanding of technology. It's fun, with simple and enjoyable UX to boot: https://sidewaysdictionary.com/#/
otf  sideways  jigsaw  understanding  awareness 
12 days ago by dmcdev
"Sideways dictionary — it's 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."
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12 days ago by stumax