When it comes to cars and technology, I readily admit that I love being an end-user.
I am not all that fond of trying to understand what goes on under the hood. But if I am going to be an effective integrator, and if I am going to explain stuff to others, sometimes I have to.
Happily, for me and my many other smug end-user cohorts, the Google Chrome team has just published a handy, little web book that explains some challenging concepts with simple text and charming illustrations.
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Internet, illustrated by Christoph Niemann, is printable, downloadable as a pdf, and linkable.
The little book covers how the Web and Web browsers and things like cloud computing and apps and html really work.
What does it cover? The Foreward explains the game plan:
First we’ll look at the Internet, the very backbone that allows the web to exist. We’ll also take a look at how the web is used today, through cloud computing and web apps.
There’s the expected bit of Chrome focus here. But share this little book with your tech teachers. Use it in your own instruction. Me? I am going to take a little peek under the hood.