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What is the purpose of this site? (Re:

(elkement. Last changed: 2012-12-02. Created: 2005-06-10. Tags: Life, Everything, Meaning, Self-Referential. German Version.)

Emergency Exit

(Updated: December 2, 2012)

Based on my scientific, extremely thorough logfile analysis this is the main exit page of

So I hope you enjoyed flying with us! The element has finally managed to really put you off!

We had high hopes, now shattered to pieces. This should be *the page* on Life, the Universe and Everything.

But no matter how you do not care - we will keep adding more self-referential navel-gazings to this category. And we will keep commenting on the comments on the comments on these navel-gazings, that once might have been the most serious pieces I had ever written.

You should take into account that irony is like an adamantine shell.

Subversive Energy

The following image has been taken after watching The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy (the movie, not the legendary British TV show).

Subversive elements
need a lot of energy
to contribute
to ultimate subversion

Some Questions to the modern Networker

(elkement. Created: 2005-04-12. Tags: Work, Life, For Free. German Version.)

Do you know somebody who could help me with:
[insert here: something the networker does not have the faintest clue about in will cost him/her 1000s of hours.]

Years ago the Subversive Element would have analyzed these questions and did what it had to do - as a brave hero of networking. But know it knows:

For meeting one helpful person on the net, you have to pay: by serving five I-want-it-for-free-freaks

I had literally been asked: Do you like to work for free? Of course not really for free - this was an opportunity: Put in many hours of work requiring a lot of experience and a specific skill set. Then - if we are lucky - we will win the jackpot, get the project grant etc. Risk and reward!

Personal website of Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria, c/o punktwissen.
elkement [at] subversiv [dot] at.