Markus Fix
Markus Fix, an instance of class Person, grew up in Africa. He studied physics, mathematics and ethnology in Germany. Never inspired to do any of the usual degrees he used to teach computer science and networks at the Institute for New Media in Frankfurt, Germany.

Influences on his real education are (in no apparent order):

  • An old programmer recruiting him to help out at the local university computer center near his hometown at the age of 14.
  • An old Tibetan monk inviting him to stay in a monastery in Tibet at the age of 21.
  • The book "Illuminatus" at the age of 23.
  • Aleister Crowley with his writings on meditation and yoga at the age of 23.
  • Prof. Otto E. Roessler and his lectures on endophysics. Thank you Otto!
  • K. Eric Drexler and his book "Engines of Creation".
  • And of course the experiences he made backpacking through the world.

I was introduced to Lisp while reading "Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas R. Hofstadter at age 14.