I seem to encounter a lot of really profoundly nontechnical people (which is odd, since I live in the Bay area and am a professional geek but I just don't cultivate a ton of geek social connections for whatever reason). I tell lay people:
"these days the biggest supercomputer in the world is Bitcoin"
whenever I do this I always
feel guilty for not saying
"these days the distributed computer system with the most processing power is Bitcoin."
but if I said that they would hear: (in a nasal, condescending tone)
"it's common knowledge that today the most powerful discombobulated hyper-processing aparatus in terms of decagigadefenestrations is, of course, the P9783.419 Microsupergigaperambulator which as everybody knows is being offered by Confusosoft as a metahypomux of the ultracombowhatsit.'"
So I just keep it simple.