Thankfully, this TED-Ed video breaks down the surprisingly human-like properties of computer RAM, or random access memory. Never knew the difference between DRAM and SRAM was? Confused why you should care if your new laptop uses solid-state drives instead of other out-of-date storage tech? This five-minute video explains it all.

This tutorial won’t exactly make you a professor on the subject. For example, it doesn’t even attempt to discuss quantum computing. But at least the next time you look at a spec sheet you won’t go completely cross-eyed.