Writing what is important
Forming words, building sentences, writing books, songs and stories - that's not only fun. Without writing them down, thoughts are as fleeting as tweets. And in the shortness of tweets, thoughts cannot be deduced and written down so that they are suitable for the exchange of ideas.
With my current book, that has appeared in August 2018, I enter new territory together with my readers and together with my publisher.
Because with "The Web Of Digitalization" I do not leave my field of information technology behind me, but I direct from there the view of the whole, on the background and the already noticeable effects and changes that are no longer only the technology, but concern everything and everyone. A rather unusual perspective. From the knowledge and observation of the technology development of the past decades, the book deals with the consequences for philosophy, politics, education, ethics and law. Because with digitalization, the industrial division of labor and specialization, which has been pushed to the extreme, is reaching its limits. Politics, for instance, cannot tackle the renewal of democracy or the fundamental reorientation of the educational and legal system without addressing technology and involving technicians in the debate.
With the new book, I am also embarking on a new path: I would like to talk to my readers and seek the opportunity of exchange. It's a little bit like the change that industrial production is undergoing: industrial value creation does not end with the sale of the product, in fact it really starts when it can be digitally connected as the basis for new apps and services. So, once on the market, my book is only the basis for the intrinsic value that it will hopefully have: to be a catalyst for a broad debate about digitalization and the challenges it poses to society as a whole.
But of course, I will continue to observe, analyze and describe technological development. It will, of course, continue to be the background against which the changes in society as a whole take place.
In addition to my books, there is a huge number of publications that are meanwhile available all over the place. In the PLMportal, which I opened in 2011, you will find countless articles, news and background analyzes, as well as in various other technical media. Two examples:
- Off for Safe Harbour - consequences for the industry?
- Comment on “Industry 4.0”: Strategy recommendation of the Forschungsunion falls short
Here is the still-growing list of my most important books, published up to now by Springer in Heidelberg und Hanser in Munich. Most of them only in German, two in German and in Chinese, some also in English.
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