Scott from Google went out on the streets of New York and asked people if they know what a browser is.
The results may or may not surprise you. What theyâ€™ll indicate is how those of us embedded with tech, as it were, use common terms like â€˜browserâ€™ which many people still simply donâ€™t understand.
Maybe thatâ€™s the surprise. Try it on your mother, though, and see what answer you get.
Hereâ€™s the start of Wikipediaâ€™s definition:
So itâ€™s not search itself (as many in Googleâ€™s video believe) but a software application.
Glad thatâ€™s sorted out. Now, whatâ€™s a â€˜software applicationâ€™? You can read the Wikipedia definition if you like.
Personally, I often start to describe things like browsers and apps as â€œa tool that lets you get things doneâ€ and develop a conversation from there depending on what and how much a person wants to know.
Often, less is all you really need.
Wonder if the results would have been any different if Scott had been in London, Paris, Madrid, Singapore, etc.