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0. Preliminaries

0.1. Mottos

Cogito ergo sum
(René Descartes)

Coito ergo sum

Antes que se la coman los gusanos, que la aprovechen los humanos

Je danse, donc je suis
(Leopold Senghor)

If I could tell you what it meant there would be no point in dancing it
(Isadora Duncan)

Wer will was Lebendigs erkennen und beschreiben,
Sucht erst den Geist heraus zu treiben,
Dann hat er die Teile in seiner Hand,
Fehlt leider! nur das geistige Band.
(J. W. Goethe)

Some early etymological scholars came up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term "etymology" was formed from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
(Mike Kellen, Internet)

0.2. Note on spelling conventions

For the simplicity of the character set, with respect to the WWW versions, and ease of data communication in general (internet, email), a simplified transcription of non-english words is used. The Greek names and terms are written in latinized script, the Greek accents are omitted. The letter aeta is written as ae; ay, ey and oy are converted to au, eu, ou, and o-mega is written oo, and o-micron as o, kappa is written as k. The names of Greek philosophers are written such as to reflect as closely as possible their original spelling: Platon, Heraklit (Herakleites), Aristoteles.

0.3. Abbreviations

->: {Jump / reference} to a Hypertext anchor
@: Hypertext anchor
A.G. Andreas Goppold
CA Cultural Anthropology
char/s character/s
CM Cultural Memory
CMA Cultural Memory Art
CMM Cultural Memory Medium
CMS Cultural Memory System
CMT Cultural Memory Technology
CS Character System / Character Set
Encarta Encarta (1994): CD-ROM
ERT Entitiy, Relation, and Transition category scheme
HTML Hypertext Markup Language, standard format for WWW publications
WWW World Wide Web

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