Jigsaw & The Washington Post launch Sideways Dictionary
Tech is such an integral part of our lives that it’s alarming so much of it is so difficult to understand. But the Sideways Dictionary, created by Alphabet’s tech incubator Jigsaw, is designed to help change that.
Unlike a regular dictionary that offers definitions of words and phrases, Jigsaw’s Sideways Dictionary, as the name suggests, provides users with a slightly different way in to understanding tricky concepts – through analogy.
The tool has already been embedded on The Washington Post’s website (see how the term “hacking” is defined) to show how it could be used editorially, and there is Chrome extension already available that finds terms to explain within the page you’re reading.
GoodFromYou Jigsaw & The Washington Post