Computing Pages

by Francesc Hervada-Sala


About

About this site

This site has two purposes and therefore two sections. On the one side I collect ideas that open up new paths in computing to share them with other people that are also interested in them. On the other side I express my point of view about computing and develop it further.

The first section, called Computer Critics, deals with the examination of the current computer landscape. Some people have ideas about possible further advancements, they point out some basic limitations of current systems, they propose new approaches. Here I try to understand what they mean and to see what they envisioned.

The second section is dedicated to my work in progress about what I call text-orientation. These pages contain the full text of my book Text-Oriented Software, available as paperback on amazon.com, that introduces a fundamental, general concept of text all software could be based upon. I also present a hands-on free software project inspired by this idea, the Universaltext Interpreter, which is already stable, and its future developments.

Update Apr. 29th, 2012: This site won't be further developed. It remains online because I still feel that it spreads a novel, promising message.

About me

I was born in 1966 in Barcelona and moved in 1998 to Germany, where I still live, attracted by its great philosophers, above all Kant, Hegel and Heidegger. I job as a programmer. I like to read, think and write, and consider these to be my main occupation, besides being nonpaid. My personal Web site is in German.

Credits

The photos at Computer Critics and Text-Oriented Software are used with permisson adquired at iStockphoto.com.

The videos are public domain found at YouTube.

I want to thank the Free Software movement in general for their achievements toward a rich and exciting culture of software development. In particular this Web site is made possible by these:

The site's design is based on ”Untitled Song“ by Michelle Beloshitsky, found at OSWD.

The font used is ”Latin Modern“ from the GUST e-foundry.

These are also being used here:

For the prose

Copyright © 2009-2012 Francesc Hervada-Sala. All rights reserved.

This website is copyright covered and may not be reproduced in part or whole, or placed in a retrieval system without permission of the author.

For the software

Universaltext Interpreter is free software under the Perl license.

u-tx Http Server is free software under the GNU General Public License.

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Online since June 2009.