Lexicon

Medium

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EN A lot of platforms that facilitate aspiring writers have come and gone, but it appears that Medium is here to stay. Its simplicity and user-friendliness surpasses many of its competition. For private brainfarts, political opinions, literary drafts, ... Medium is the place to be. Not the best of friends with Google, so if you're looking for content on tech-topics it's always interesting to go straight to the Medium homepage to search for answers. (That's a general thing, don't always rely solely on Google, people! Mixing and matching is not just for fashionista's.)


NL Er zijn doorheen de jaren al duizend-en-een platformen voor aspirant-schrijvers gekomen en gegaan. Nu lijkt het er wel op dat Medium niet meer weg te denken is. De eenvoud en gebruiksvriendelijkheid van Medium overstijgt veel van de competitie. Voor privé-brainfarts (zie brainfart), politieke opinie, literaire schetsen, … Medium is de zogenaamde place to be. Medium is geen vriendjes met Google dus als je content zoekt over technologische topics is het altijd interessant om je rechtstreeks naar de startpagina van Medium te begeven voor antwoorden. (Dat is eigenlijk ook een algemene tip: niet altijd alleen maar op Google rekenen, mensen. Mix & match is niet alleen voor fashionista’s!)

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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