Thorsten Zöller

Hey there!

I'm Thorsten Zöller, and this is my website.

It does not shout for attention. Rather, I imagine it like a little book in a gigantic library – it is just standing there, happy to be discovered, but just as content to remain hidden between all the tomes surrounding it.


A little bit of background about me and this site.


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The Plaintext Journal: An open project created by Geffrey van der Bos about the importance of plain text for digital communication. Articles can be contributed and edited by anyone by making pull requests on a GitHub Repository. As the website states: We believe in the timeless essence of plain text. Yes, we do!

Can little actions bring big joy? Researchers find 'micro-acts' can boost well-being (via

I first became aware of Johann Sebastian Bach’s genius when I read Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter, one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time, more than two decades ago. The question posed by Tyler Cowen, Is Bach the greatest achiever of all time?, therefore seems fully reasonable to me.

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