Read me first

This blog tries to present a theory for a new approach to connect information technology with historical studies. As this argument touches upon many disciplines which deal with the subject matter – history – as well as with various aspects of “information” – information theory, philosophy of information, cybernetics etc. – blog entries you come upon by chance may seem rather unrelated.

After I started this blog, I had hoped to work on a number of arguments in parallel and described an elaborate track structure for that. As it turned out, the most crucial arose not so much within any of the specific interlocking problems, but in the way in which they interact.

Therefore, when I finally post a new item, I have dropped the track structure described previously.

What remains unchanged: Parts of the text read rather abstract, possibly esoteric. The need permanently to think about possibilities actually to implement the ideas presented nevertheless never gets out of sight.

  • Responsible for the content: Manfred Thaller
  • manfred.thaller@uni-koeln.de