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EN README stands for Readme Text File, a file format containing useful info about a software program. It is often included in the program's installer or is installed with the program. The file is of course called Readme because the software provider wants to get the user's attention. So a README usually contains pretty important information like install instructions, what the program does and how it works. So please, do what you're told, and READ it!

NL README staat voor Readme Text File (no way!), een bestandsformaat dat nuttige info bevat over een softwareprogramma. Het wordt vaak mee inbegrepen wanneer je een programma installeert. Dit bestand werd natuurlijk niet Readme (“please, lees mij”) genoemd om het compleet links te laten liggen. Geloof het of niet, de software provider wil er eigenlijk heel graag je aandacht mee trekken. In een Readme staat meestal best belangrijke informatie zoals installatie-instructies, wat het programma juist doet en hoe het werkt. Braaf zijn en luisteren!

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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