XKCD does technical communication right.

Most nerds/geeks are already fans of Randall Munroe’s webcomic XKCD. Friday’s cartoon, which describes the recent “Heartbleed” security hole in OpenSSL,¬†shows once again that Munroe is a master of communicating technical ideas in simple terms that everyone can understand. ¬†(If you haven’t read about this security glitch, educate yourself and update your software! ¬†Security expert Bruce Schneier’s blog is a good place to start; he says, “On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.”)

Back to XKCD: ¬†communicating science and technology is a major challenge in both research and industry, and it’s great to have a popular comic raising the bar for all of us. Thanks, Randall!