Lexicon

Router

// noun

EN Simply put, a router just routes. It takes packages of data from one device on a network and sends it to another device on another network. Between your home & the outside world a router is the vehicle that channels the data back and forth, like a taxi service. The way to look at it is as a receptionist, she takes the phone and handles your mails and is like the gatekeeper between your desk and the outside world. She knows exactly when and where every appointment will take place and directs people to the right offices. Who said you weren't rich enough to have your own staff?

NL Simpel gezegd, een router kan heel goed routen. Het brengt pakketjes data van een apparaat op een netwerk naar een ander apparaat op een ander netwerk. Een router is zowat de taxi die je data heen en weer vervoert tussen je thuis en de buitenwereld. Zie het als een receptioniste die jouw telefoons aanneemt en je post en mails beheert. Zij is een soort portier tussen jouw bureau en de buitenwereld. Ze weet exact waar en wanneer elke geplande afspraak zal plaatsvinden en kan de mensen naar de juiste vergaderzalen gidsen. Laat niemand je nog zeggen dat je niet rijk genoeg bent om je eigen personeel te hebben!


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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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