About Michael Maardt

Born in 1952, Denmark, I studied sociology and psychology and communication at the universities in Denmark and Germany until 1980 with a Ph.D in sociology. I learned to THINK from studying a lot of theory of science, philosophy etc. (in german Wissenschaftstheorie)

I wrote AND published my self (to control the price etc.) the worlds first computerbooklet as a protest against high prices on computerbooks in Denmark. The publication is still the most sold computer publication in Denmark (175.000 pcs).

Denmark has 5.5 mio people. If I had lived in the US, it would have sold 50 x 175.000 = 7.500.000, that is 7.5 mio. Other persons joined as authors. We sold one million booklets in Denmark and 7 millións in Germany, approx 100 titles.

Born in 1952, Denmark, I studied sociology and psychology and communication at the universities in Denmark and Germany until 1980 with a Ph.D in sociology.

1970-1980 studied sociology in Denmark and Germany. 1973 I became interested in "critical theories" about sociology and psychology including therapy. I spent some years around 1975 in Frankfurt and Bremen, Germany, studying at the universities.

1980: Ph. D. in sociology at the university of Copenhagen, Denmark.

1973-1980 lived in a sub culture. Many courses and groups in body therapy (bioenergetics), meditation, massage, healing etc. and spent some years in a complete crazy most radical community ever AAO, but names like Jes Bertelsen, Bob Moore and ended up as a sannyasin of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later OSHO) for 5 years (also pretty crazy ;-)

1980-1993: small short jobs and unemployed.

Already in 1985 I got interested in computers (Amstrad, Commodore) and later helped friends with their PC. They all had the same problems, so I wrote some pages to them, but ended up publishing a small 64 pages booklet for the price of a packet of cigarettes (extremely cheap in 1993).

A chain of bookshops supported me and it became over night a huge success. It became the most sold computer publication ever in Denmark, and still is. 1993-2004 I published in Denmark computer softbooks or booklets. KnowWare Denmark sold one million and in the german market 7 million booklets with more than 100 titles, big success. 2004 I sold the german part of KnowWare, which still exists. I kept the danish part. In the video I tell the story:

2004 - 2010 I made non-computer stuff, but around 2010 I made 30 computer video tutorials in danish.

2011: A kidney stone attack (ARGGHHH !!) led me to purify my water - water filters and shop .

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