On March 22nd, 2018, prof. Arvind Narayanan tweeted a great “explanation of tech-buzzwords”.

That list deserves more exposure, so here it is, (with links to a few posts from me about some of those buzzwords):

  • AI: regression
  • Big data: data
  • Blockchain: database
  • Algorithm: automated decision-making
  • Cloud: Internet
  • Crypto: cryptocurrency
  • Dark web: Onion service
  • Data science: statistics done by nonstatisticians
  • Disruption: competition
  • Viral: popular
  • IoT: malware-ready device
An explanation of tech buzzwords, and why I like it /img/buzzwords-bingo.jpg