The Blog manifest


Why another blog?


In today's modern times, where a surplus of information and activities exists and it seems that many content providers are competing for your attention. There is one simple question you may ask:

Why shall I spend my (attention) time on your site?

I asked this question myself several times and tried to identify aspects not to fall into, what I call, yet another topic blog paradigm (YATBP).

Writing Philosophy

The motivation why someone starts to write are countless. Here is my personal list what I want to achive on that journey.

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The following topics are of interest for me, thus most posts you'll find on this side falls in one of these areas

  • improving sustainability in computing
  • living in a digital society
  • building a career on purpose
  • participating in open source software and projects


F: Why is this site called techpoet?

A: Let me cite a nice quote that actually was one of the main reasons for the name

The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination.

(Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, Anniversary, 1996.)