Its interactive online book simplifies concepts like TCP/IP, HTML language, browser techniques and the threat of malware while on the Net. Titled 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web, the short HTPL5-compliant explains how the web works in a step-by-step manner.
The book, created by the Google Chrome web browser team, also provides illustrations by children's book author Christoph Niemann, an award-winning German writer. The book is an outcome of a survey conducted by Google, where in more than 97 percent of the people on the streets could not give a correct answer to what a browser is, says the team.
The online book which will soon enter play schools will be a good beginning for computer-illiterates. Since their number is in billions, the book will integrate them eventually into the online community that means more business and influence.
Some simple topics like 'What’s a cookie?', 'How do I protect myself on the web?', and 'What happens if a truck runs over my laptop?' are featured in the online book (www.20thingsilearned.com); which also discusses about cloud computing, web apps, programming languages, browsers, privacy, security and open source.