Bits of Personal History
1979 (20 years ago): San Francisco Bay Area, Home
Brew Computer Club in Palo Alto. Place where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
presented their first Apple computer. Contact with the early microcomputer
"hacker" scene and in that influence, own systems development
1984 (15 years ago): Article Series in
Computerwoche: "Das Paradigma der Interaktiven Programmierung." Outline of the
author's vision of the future of programming systems.
1985-1993: Development of Leibniz LPL Programming
System. Originating initially as a stand-alone SW development system for
industrial real-time control applications. In the development process, the
system grew to about 10,000 functions in 100,000 lines code with 6 megabytes
source, and 500 source and configuration files. In 1985 it was probably the
first SW system that integrated the hypertext principle into the design
1993-1995: Definition of further stages of the
LPL system. Conceptual development on the base of experiences with the system.
Many articles and project papers. "Characteristica Universalis and the Origins
of the Symbolator", "Infrastructures of Represesentation".
1995-1999: Work at FAW Ulm. Culture- and
cognition theoretical researches. "The Symbolator Project", "Projekt
Multimedia-Diskurs". Start of Dissertation project.
1999: Completion of Dissertation: “Design
und Zeit - eine Systematik der Formen kultureller Transmission” im
Fachbereich 5 “Design, Kunst- und Musikpädagogik, Druck” der
Bergischen Universität (GH) Wuppertal