Peter Krautzberger on the web

The fundamental problem of math on the web

I usually describe my interest as all things math on the web. I’ve come to realize that math on the web is mostly a misnomer. Actually, I realized this quite some time ago, but I always thought it wasn’t such a big deal. Lately, I’ve started to think it actually is and I’m actively working to change my language (so damn hard!).

Elusive semantics

I don’t like “semantics zealots”, people who claim that content always can (let alone always must) be “fully semantic” (for whatever value of “semantic” they favor). In the same vein, I also don’t like the thinking that any format can fully separate semantics and presentation - human thought is to fickle a beast to tolerate such confinement. You may blame my old training as a set theorist, but the gray area of neither true nor false is much more important to me.

Carnival of Math No. 146

This month I have the pleasure to host the 146th Carnival of Mathematics, the moveable feast of mathematical blogging shepherded by the best math blogging collective on the planet, The Aperiodical.