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The Rationality of Ignorance

Ever since Sigmund Freud triumphed with his psychological theories, psychological repression has become interpreted as an acceptable behavior. Repression is now OK, because everyone does it. This post is not about psychology – at least not in the first place. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Don’t Listen to One Single Piece of Good Advice — Listen to Many

Several months ago, I mentioned on one of my other blogs that I enjoy listening to Gretchen Rubin’s „Happier“ podcast. I still do, even though I think content sponsored by advertising is by and large fake. Recently, Gretchen (and Elizabeth) … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Ubiquity of the Text Box (excursus)

One of my favorite authors in the field of „search“ is John Battelle. Although he was not trained in the field of information science or information retrieval, his experience in the fields of journalism and publishing at the cusp of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Literacy and Machine Readability: Some First Attempts at a Derivation of the Primary Implications for Rational Media

Online, websites are accessed exclusively via machine-readable text. Specifically, the character set prescribed by ICANN, IANA, and similar regulatory organizations consists of the 26 characters of the latin alphabet, the „hyphen“ character and the 10 arabic numbers (i.e. The symbols … Continue reading Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Context-Free Meaning

For this post, I would like to start out with two operational definitions: Context-Free Websites Contextual Websites „Context-Free“ websites purport to be containers without context. Supposedly, there is no „situation“ or „issue“ which constrains the content – it is assumed … Continue reading Continue reading

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