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Tim Berners-Lee

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EN This is no one other that the father of the Interwebz, people. He is also a lot older (and wiser?) than the current oligarchs fighting the www-war. The founding fathers of the Internet, of which he is the pater familias, had a very different idea of its purpose than what became reality today. They are all for open standards, net neutrality, open source, ... all things that make the Internet as widely available, non-hierarchical and honest as possible. A very hot topic these days btw, certainly with The Donald wanting to have a say in it.


NL Tim Berners-Lee is niemand minder dan de vader van het internet, mensen. Hij is een pak ouder (en wijzer?) dan de huidige oligarchen die de www-war aan het uitvechten zijn. De oprichters van het internet, waar hij de pater familias van is, hadden een heel ander idee van het doel dan wat vandaag de realiteit geworden is. De oprichters zijn helemaal voor open standaarden, netneutraliteit, open source, … alle dingen die het internet op een zo groot mogelijke schaal beschikbaar maken op een niet-hiërarchische en zo eerlijk mogelijke manier. Het blijft een actueel thema, en al zeker nu The Donald er zijn zeg in wilt 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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