Writing is Golden
Forming words, building sentences, writing articles, books, songs and stories - it's not only fun. Without their transcription, thoughts are as fleeting as tweets. And in the brevity of tweets, thoughts cannot be written down in a way that is suitable for exchanging ideas.
Over three decades I have put my knowledge into words. By writing I have expanded my insights. I was the editor of more than 15 books. Most of them have been published by Carl Hanser, Munich, and Springer, Heidelberg New York. Most of them were books that were intended to help decision-makers and experts in industry to assess and use technological developments. They also helped scientific and industry-related research to position itself.
With "Das Gespinst der Digitalisierung" I have published a popular non-fiction book for the first time. A book that is not aimed at experts, but at the general public. Those who have read "Das Gespinst" have given me so much good feedback that I never had for reference books. Numerous book presentations offered the opportunity for discussions that reached far beyond my previous readership.
For this type of popular non-fiction book I still lack a publisher with the courage to try something new. Philosophy and technology, politics and digitalization, humanities and natural sciences - for me, these are not pairs of opposites, but rather complementary perspectives for the future. Just as in the spring of 2020, virologists and epidemiologists and politicians complemented each other excellently to trim the spines of the virus a little.
Besides my books, there is an uncountable number of publications. In the PLMportal alone, which I put online in 2011, you will find countless articles, news and background analyses, and many more in various specialist media from different publishers.
Here is a growing list of the most important of my books:
Hanser Verlag München, 2020, ISBN 978-3-446-46295-3
Springer Vieweg, 2018, ISBN 978-3-662-54904-9
Springer Vieweg, 2013, ISSN 1439-5428, ISBN 978-3-642-36916-2
China Machine Press, 2014, ISBN 978-7-111-47161-5
Hanser Verlag München, 2011 (3. erweiterte Auflage von "CAD und PDM ..."), ISBN 978-3-446-42585-9
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2009, ISBN: 3-540-87897- 1
Hanser Verlag München, 2005 (2. Auflage 2007), ISBN 978-3-446-41202-6
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2001, ISBN: 3-540-41434- 7
Hanser Verlag München, 1998, ISBN: 3-446-19425-8
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1995, ISBN: 3-540-59331-4
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1995, ISBN: 3-540-58727-6
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1994, ISBN: 3-540-56609-0