Lexicon

ISP (Internet Service Provider)

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EN Basically the guys that provide you Internet. Compare it to a postal office, they allow you to send and receive packages of data. Well the ISP does that too (or it should anyhows). In the whole discussion about net neutrality (see net neutrality) it's the ISPs that are under fire because they are the ones who offer you access to the Web or can limit that access. So just remember, ISPs are the ones providing you with interwebz sending you cryptic invoices every month.

NL ISP, dat zijn de mensen die je van internet voorzien: Internet Service Provider. Net als in een postkantoor helpen zij je pakketjes data te verzenden en ontvangen (of zouden dat toch moeten doen). In de hele discussie over net neutrality (zie Net Neutrality) zijn het de ISP’s die onder vuur liggen, want zij zijn degenen die je de toegang tot het web kunnen toestaan of limiteren. ISP’s brengen het internet naar je huiskamer en sturen elke maand van die geweldig cryptische facturen. Goed in het oog houden, die mannen!

What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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